Pacific Northwest Braces for Icy Blast

Fierce winter weather delivers near white-out conditions across the Northwest.
3:00 | 02/09/14

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Twitter handle. Not surprising from lot hand Oregon pushing this car through the snow. A real mix of freezing snow and rain expected through the rest of the weekend. Will this help their historic drought their facing. Reporter: Winter weather is paralyzing the northwest. Freezing rain in Portland Oregon forcing drives to abandon their cars from interstates. Going to get traction from the back and Eventually we'll leave it here. Put our thumbs out a nurse picked us up. Reporter: Near whiteout conditions cancelled 50 flights at the national airport. More than 150,000 in Pennsylvania are still without power after last week's storm. Tonight in the pacific northwest worry about a major winter storm bringing ice and reeking havoc on the roads. Snow in California was tough on drivers. In northern California the deluge. It's raining sideways. It's raining into everything Reporter: All that water falling fast and furiously. Flooding down into the basement. Reporter: Desperately needed for the driest year in the state ice history. Still not enough to ease the drought. Aditi Roy ABC news. San Francisco I want to bring in meteorologist from ABC station. Julie always great to have you. You were telling me this major system continues on the move throughout the night. In the northwest the pacific northwest seeing rain and snow. We are expecting additional rainfall in some areas and snow up to two feet. You can see the focus of where we're seeing the precipitation falling up to three inches from San Francisco into Sacramento and possibly Portland or again, anywhere between two to three inches. I want you to pay attention to this. It is amazing that the rain is falling is staying away from the area that needs it the most. In central portions of California. Up fortunately most of the rain will stay to the northern half of California. Putting not a dent in this drought. In the east the third storm in one week. This could have worse. We were watching two system that is could have brought a lot more snow to the north east. The good news is that did not happen. The only system is going to bring one to two inches of snow as we go into Monday morning. Thanks for being here.

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