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Oregon Mountain Passes To See 16 To 28 Inches Of Snow Over Christmas

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Crater Lake webcam
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Crater Lake National Park, seen here in a webcam shot from Dec. 31, 2015, is among the areas of the Cascades expected to get snow this week.

Christmas travel is going to be an adventure for anyone heading over Oregon’s high mountain passes this year. 

A series of storms is expected to bring anywhere from 16 to 28 inches of snow to Cascade Range passes between the Willamette Valley and Bend.  A flood warning is also in effect for the Central Oregon Coast, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

That’s good news for skiers and snowboarders, who can enjoy every one of Oregon’s major ski areas being open holiday break.

But it could be a headache for anyone traveling over the mountains or to the coast, or anywhere in the Diamond Lake or Crater Lake area.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.