California is bracing for a rare winter storm as Portland and other parts of the Pacific Northwest are already experiencing heavy snowfall. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the region.
The storm has caused massive power outages in Portland, leaving thousands of people without electricity. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management has advised those affected to call 211 for assistance.
The snow has also caused major issues during the morning commute, with many drivers stranded on highways. The Oregon Department of Transportation has urged people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
The storm is expected to continue through the rest of the day, with more snowfall and gusty winds. Portland residents have been advised to take necessary precautions and to bundle up while venturing outdoors.
This is a developing story and more updates will be provided as the situation unfolds.
For more information, please visit the full coverage of the winter storm on USNN.