A huge winter snowstorm hit the northwestern part of the United States recently. At any elevation, meteorologists expected at
least six inches of snow. For big cities like Portland, Ore., this was a big deal.
The snow could lead to flooding and icy road conditions which created accidents.
This also led to people not being able to get to work because it would be
The snow began on New Years' Day. Officials announced a storm warning for
Jan. 5 and 6. Soon enough, chains or other traction devices were required in