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Some snow expected in Rogue Valley

 Posted: 7:25 AM February 19, 2013

Snow and rain will continue to fall in the Rogue Valley on and off through the day, but National Weather Service officials say not to expect much accumulation in the lower elevations.

"We don't expect anything below 1,500 feet to accumulate all that much," said meteorologist Brian Nieuwenhuis.

Snow will fall at elevations of 1,500 and feet and above until noon. The snow level will then move up to 2,500 feet and then taper off at about 4 p.m. Higher elevations in Jackson and Josephine counties could see up to three inches today, with up to six inches in spots around Northern California.

"Everything pretty much tapers off in the afternoon, rain and snow," Nieuwenhuis said.

Motorists are urged to use caution on the roads. The Oregon Department of Transportation has reported spots of ice along the Siskiyou Pass, Highway 140 and Highway 66.

An accident has been reported just north of Grants Pass that is causing two-hour traffic delays. Check back later for more updates on the crash.

— Ryan Pfeil


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