City of Medford Road Conditions
South Central Coast, Curry Co. Coast; Weather Alert
High Wind Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 08:41:00 AM High Wind Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon ... * Winds South 30 to 40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. * Timing Winds will increase late Tuesday and are expected to peak Wednesday morning into the afternoon before decreasing late Wednesday. * Locations include Gold Beach ... Port Orford ... Bandon. * Impacts Strong winds produce hazardous driving conditions on highway 101. Saturated soils and high winds could combine to increase the risk for downed trees and Power outages. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 MPH ... Or gusts of 58 MPH OR stronger may occur. Continue to Monitor the latest forecasts.
Jackson Co.; Weather Alert
Dense Fog Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 08:41:00 AM Dense Freezing Fog Advisory in effect until 11 AM PST this morning ... ... Air Stagnation Advisory remains in effect until 10 AM PST Tuesday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Dense Fog Advisory ... Which is in effect until 11 AM PST this morning. * Visibility and fog Less than a quarter of a mile. * Locations in the Dense Fog Advisory include Medford ... Central point ... And surrounding areas. * Air quality Light winds and limited vertical mixing could diminish air quality in the valleys of Jackson ... Josephine and eastern Curry counties through Tuesday morning. * Locations in the Air Stagnation Advisory include Medford ... Grants pass ... Merlin ... Cave Junction ... Gold Hill ... Williams ... Ashland. * Impacts Dense freezing fog will result in very low visibility with the potential for icy road surfaces ... Especially on bridges and overpasses. Diminished air quality could negatively affect health ... Especially for those with respiratory sensitivities. Please see the Oregon department of air quality`s web site at http://www.deq.state.us/aqi for detailed air quality information and thresholds. && Precautionary/preparedness actions... * An Air Stagnation Advisory indicates that due to limited movement of an airmass across the advisory area Pollution will increase. * Slow down and allow for plenty of room between you and other vehicles fog makes objects appear farther away than they are * Use low beams High beams reflect back thick fog, making visibility worse for you and other drivers. * Be prepared Keep your headlights clean. That way, you`re ready for low-visibility conditions * Don`t use cruise control. Most crashes occur because the driver is going too fast for weather conditions.
Road Conditions by Route
ORE62 MP .05 to 5
No to Minimum Delay; Weather Impact
Comments: Ice warning is causing no to minimum delays, use caution.
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 08:55 am
ORE62 MP .7 to 1.73
Estimated delay under 20 minutes; Construction Work
Lanes Affected: (Westbound) Median , 1 Lane (Eastbound) Median , 1 Lane , Shoulder
Comments: Expect night time lane closures, 7 PM to 7 AM, weather permitting, near Corey and Agate roads. Watch for signs and use caution. There are changes to access into local businesses, along with traffic pattern shifts. During the day workers and equipment will be working off the roadway. All lanes will be open on Hwy 62 between 6 AM and 7 PM, Mon-Thur, and 6 AM to 10 PM Friday-Sunday. The Medco Haul Rd is closed to all traffic , including bicyclist and pedestrians. This is the first phase of Hwy 62 Expressway project.
Updated: 01/11/2017 1:33 pm