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Southern Willamette Valley smacked with ice, accidents

BOB WILLIAMS / THE CHRONICLE

The Pacific Northwest’s winter ice storm of 2022 was everything it was forecast to be: frigid temperatures amid sleet, snow, high winds and a strong likelihood of freezing rain still to come in early 2023.

Winds howled and temperatures dropped overnight late last week, reaching a below-freezing 19 degrees.

Precipitation fell throughout the evening and night of the 22nd, alternating between sleet, rain, and snow. There was enough snow to remain and build up on the ground in many places.

The storm cut power to thousands across . . .

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