Central Oregon Road Conditions

Alerts!

Portland Metro, WA-Vancouver Area; Weather Alert
Ice Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 08:36:00 PM Major ice storm likely Tuesday and Wednesday for the Hood river and Wind River valleys ... The Columbia river gorge ... As well as many valleys within the gifford pinchot national forest ... ... Freezing rain expected Tuesday for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area ... Nearby valleys in the coast range and Cascades ... And the central and south Willamette Valley ... . Temperatures are expected to remain at or below freezing under Valley inversions tonight and Tuesday morning. Meanwhile ... A very moist Pacific frontal system will spread rain across the region Tuesday morning ... Increasing Tuesday afternoon and evening. There will likely be several hours of rain before warm air aloft can work its way down to the Valley floors ... Leading to the potential of several hours of freezing rain. Areas in and near the Columbia gorge will be hardest hit ... As they will be the last to climb above freezing. ... Ice Storm Warning in effect from 4 AM to 10 PM PST Tuesday for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro areas ... The National Weather Service in Portland has upgraded the Freezing Rain Advisory to an Ice Storm Warning ... Which is in effect from 4 AM to 10 PM PST Tuesday. * Timing Light freezing rain is expected to develop early Tuesday morning ... Likely affecting the morning commute. After a lull during the late morning and early afternoon ... Expect heavier precipitation to move in during the late afternoon and evening. This heavier precipitation will likely fall as freezing rain in eastern portions of the metro area. * temperatures ... . At or below freezing through Tuesday morning ... Then slowly climbing above freezing Tuesday afternoon with most areas transitioning to rain. However ... Areas east of interstate 205 May remain below freezing through much of Tuesday night ... Allowing freezing rain to continue for much longer than other portions of the metro area. * Ice accumulation Generally 0.10 to 0.25 inch. However areas east of i-205 May see 0.25 to 0.5 inch ... With localized amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch in areas closer to the Gorge. * Impacts Many roads remain snow and ice covered from last weeks snowstorm. It may take a couple hours of temperatures above freezing to completely end the freezing rain threat at any given location. Roads may again become difficult for travel across the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area Tuesday morning. Ice accumulation on trees and Power lines may result in downed branches and lines ... Which would bring the threat of Power outages Tuesday into Tuesday night. Precautionary/preparedness actions... An ice Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of ice accumulations will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly discouraged. Commerce will likely be severely impacted. If you must travel ... Keep an extra flashlight ... Food ... And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulations and winds will likely lead to snapped Power lines and falling tree branches that add to the danger.

North Cascade Foothills, North Cascades; Weather Alert
Freezing Rain Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 08:36:00 PM Major ice storm likely Tuesday and Wednesday for the Hood river and Wind River valleys ... The Columbia river gorge ... As well as many valleys within the gifford pinchot national forest ... ... Freezing rain expected Tuesday for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area ... Nearby valleys in the coast range and Cascades ... And the central and south Willamette Valley ... . Temperatures are expected to remain at or below freezing under Valley inversions tonight and Tuesday morning. Meanwhile ... A very moist Pacific frontal system will spread rain across the region Tuesday morning ... Increasing Tuesday afternoon and evening. There will likely be several hours of rain before warm air aloft can work its way down to the Valley floors ... Leading to the potential of several hours of freezing rain. Areas in and near the Columbia gorge will be hardest hit ... As they will be the last to climb above freezing. ... Freezing Rain Advisory remains in effect from 6 AM to 6 PM PST Tuesday below 2000 feet for the north Oregon Cascades and foothills ... * Timing Freezing rain is expected to develop Tuesday morning. Valley temperatures are expected to slowly climb above freezing Tuesday afternoon ... Ending the freezing rain threat Tuesday evening. * Ice accumulation Valley ice accumulation of one to two tenths ... With the highest amounts toward the Columbia river gorge. Ridgetop temperatures will be significantly warmer ... So no significant icing is expected in the higher terrain. * Impacts Several days of very cold temperatures will make ground surfaces like roads and sidewalks very receptive to ice accumulation. It may take a couple hours of temperatures above freezing to completely end the freezing rain threat at any given location. Ice accumulation on trees and Power lines may result in downed branches and lines ... Which would bring the threat of Power outages Tuesday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

Harney Co., Baker Co., Malheur Co., Lower Treasure Valley; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 02:00:00 PM Winter Storm Watch Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon ... . A strong and very moist Pacific storm will move into the area late Tuesday and bring heavy precipitation ... Mostly in the form of snow ... To the region. Snow will begin in southeast Oregon Tuesday night and spread rapidly into southwest Idaho. Snow amounts will range from around an inch over the southern two-thirds of Harney county ... To 6 to 10 inches in the western magic and treasure valleys ... To 10 to 14 inches in northern Malheur county ... To 1 to 2 feet in the mountains. This will be a long-lasting event for many folks. However ... One exception will be the western magic Valley. There, snow will not begin until Wednesday afternoon, with the heaviest snow not occurring until late Wednesday night and Thursday morning. As we get closer in time, this watch will be altered into more time-definitive and location-specific segments. Please stay aware of changes to the forecast in the coming days. ... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon ... The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Winter Storm Watch ... Which is in effect from Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon. * Snow amounts ... 6 to 10 inches in lower elevations with 1 to 2 feet in the mountains ... Except around a foot in northern Malheur county. * Snow levels Valley floors through much of the storm ... Except in the southern two-thirds of Harney county ... Where snow levels will generally be 5000 to 6000 feet Wednesday ... Falling to 4000 feet Thursday. * Winds Generally southeast 5 to 15 MPH. * Timing Snow will begin Tuesday night and then end taper off rapidly as it ends from west to east Thursday afternoon. * Impacts Travel due to snow-covered roads. Elevations above 4000 feet may see blowing snow at times ... Especially on ridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow ... Sleet ... Or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to Monitor the latest forecasts.

North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 02:03:00 PM Gusty winds expected Tuesday into Wednesday ... . A strong frontal system will produce gusty winds across the region Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday ... Especially along the coast ... In the Shasta and upper rogue valleys ... And across the east side. Strong crosswinds may make travel difficult along area highways ... And could damage trees and property. ... High Wind Warning in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... ... Wind Advisory in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning ... Which is in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday. A wind advisory has also been issued. This Wind Advisory is in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday. * Winds South 25 to 35 MPH ... With gusts up to 50 MPH. The strongest winds are expected along highway 31 between Paisley and silver Lake ... And at elevations above 5500 feet. * Timing Winds will increase Tuesday night into Wednesday morning ... Reaching a peak Wednesday afternoon. * Locations in the warning include Highway 31 between Paisley and silver Lake ... Summer Lake ... And the higher terrain of winter rim and the warner and hart mountains. * Locations in the advisory include Bly ... Lakeview ... Silver Lake ... Including portions of highways 97 ... 31 ... And 140. * Impacts Strong winds will produce hazardous driving conditions ... Especially for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose materials could become airborne and blown away. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 MPH OR gusts of 58 MPH OR more can lead to property damage. Travel will be impacted ... Especially for high profile vehicles. A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 MPH are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult ... Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Klamath Basin; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 02:03:00 PM Gusty winds expected Tuesday into Wednesday ... . A strong frontal system will produce gusty winds across the region Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday ... Especially along the coast ... In the Shasta and upper rogue valleys ... And across the east side. Strong crosswinds may make travel difficult along area highways ... And could damage trees and property. ... Air Stagnation Advisory remains in effect until 10 AM PST Tuesday ... ... Wind advisory in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a wind advisory ... Which is in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday. * Winds South 20 to 30 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH. * Timing Winds will increase through Wednesday morning ... Reaching a peak late Wednesday afternoon. * Locations in the Wind Advisory include Klamath falls ... Chiloquin ... Altamont ... Keno ... And Merrill. * Wind Advisory impacts Gusty winds will make travel difficult for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects or materials could be blown about. * Air quality Light winds and limited vertical mixing could diminish air quality in the Klamath basin through Tuesday morning. * Locations in the air stagnation include Klamath falls ... Chiloquin ... Altamont and Merrill. * Air stagnation impacts 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. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... An Air Stagnation Advisory indicates that due to limited movement of an air mass across the advisory area ... Pollution will increase. A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 MPH are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult ... Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
High Wind Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 02:03:00 PM Gusty winds expected Tuesday into Wednesday ... . A strong frontal system will produce gusty winds across the region Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday ... Especially along the coast ... In the Shasta and upper rogue valleys ... And across the east side. Strong crosswinds may make travel difficult along area highways ... And could damage trees and property. ... High Wind Warning in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... ... Wind Advisory in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning ... Which is in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday. A wind advisory has also been issued. This Wind Advisory is in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday. * Winds South 25 to 35 MPH ... With gusts up to 50 MPH. The strongest winds are expected along highway 31 between Paisley and silver Lake ... And at elevations above 5500 feet. * Timing Winds will increase Tuesday night into Wednesday morning ... Reaching a peak Wednesday afternoon. * Locations in the warning include Highway 31 between Paisley and silver Lake ... Summer Lake ... And the higher terrain of winter rim and the warner and hart mountains. * Locations in the advisory include Bly ... Lakeview ... Silver Lake ... Including portions of highways 97 ... 31 ... And 140. * Impacts Strong winds will produce hazardous driving conditions ... Especially for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose materials could become airborne and blown away. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 MPH OR gusts of 58 MPH OR more can lead to property damage. Travel will be impacted ... Especially for high profile vehicles. A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 MPH are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult ... Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Road Conditions by Route

HWY372 MP 21.98

Seasonal Closure; Information
Lanes Affected: (Eastbound) 2 Lanes (Westbound) 2 Lanes
Comments: Cascade Lakes Highway is closed for the winter south of Mt. Bachelor
Last Updated: 11/17/2016 1:49 pm

ORE22 MP 68 to 73

MARION FORKS; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 26 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 33 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 8:33 pm

ORE22 MP 73 to 81.81

SANTIAM JCT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 26 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 50 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 8:35 pm

ORE27 MP 1.9

Informational only; Commercial Vehicle Information
Details: OR27 MP 1.90 (Irrigation Ditch - Prineville) OR27 crossing Irrigation Ditch at MP 1.90 is restricted to 21,500 lbs. single axle, 43,000 lbs. tandem axle, 60,000 lbs. tri-axle, Weight Table 4.
Updated: 01/16/2017 7:00 pm

ORE27 MP 2.88

Informational only; Commercial Vehicle Information
Details: OR27 MP 2.88 (Irrigation Ditch - Prineville) OR27 crossing Irrigation Ditch at MP 2.88 is restricted to 21,500 lbs. single axle, 43,000 lbs. tandem axle, 60,000 lbs. tri-axle, Weight Table 4.
Updated: 01/16/2017 7:00 pm

ORE27 MP 4.62

Informational only; Commercial Vehicle Information
Details: OR27 MP 4.62 (Irrigation Ditch - Prineville) OR27 crossing Irrigation Ditch at MP 4.62 is restricted to 21,500 lbs. single axle, 43,000 lbs. tandem axle, 60,000 lbs. tri-axle, Weight Table 4.
Updated: 01/16/2017 7:00 pm

ORE27 MP 27.23

Informational only; Commercial Vehicle Information
Details: OR27 MP 27.23 (Bear Creek Bridge - south of Prineville) OR27 crossing Bear Creek Bridge is restricted to 20,000 lbs. single axle, 34,000 lbs. tandem axle, 105,500 lbs GVW, Weight Table 2.
Updated: 01/16/2017 7:00 pm

ORE31 MP 64 to 66

No to Minimum Delay; Crash/Hazard
Lanes Affected: (Northbound) 1 Lane (Southbound) 1 Lane
Comments: High water is causing no to minimum delays, use caution.
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 2:23 pm

ORE58 MP 70 to 86.45

WILLAMETTE PASS EAST; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Black Ice
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 25 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 38 in.
Comments: spots of packed snow
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 8:00 pm

ORE138 MP 86

Informational only; Weather Impact
Comments: The North Entrance to Crater Lake National Park is closed for the winter Season. Access to the Park is at the South entrance off Highway 62.
Last Updated: 01/14/2017 07:25 am

ORE242 MP 61.91 to 83.7

Seasonal Closure; Information
Lanes Affected: (Westbound) Median , All Lanes , Shoulder (Eastbound) Median , All Lanes , Shoulder
Comments: Old McKenzie Highway 242, will be closed for the season on 11-15-2016.
Last Updated: 11/17/2016 09:59 am

ORE380 MP .8 to .15

No to Minimum Delay; Construction Work
Comments: Work continues on the Ochoco Creek Bridge. No delays are expected.
Updated: 01/16/2017 08:01 am

US20 MP 71.59 to 89.2

SANTIAM PASS SMT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 30 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 83 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 8:34 pm

US20 MP 89.2 to 112

SISTERS; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Partly Cloudy
Pavement Condition: Spots of Ice
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 15 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 42 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 7:57 pm

US20 MP 132.51

BURNS; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Spots of Ice
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 7 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 12 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 7:56 pm

US26 MP 92 to 93

No to Minimum Delay; Maintenance Work
Lanes Affected: (Northbound) 1 Lane
Comments: Road maintenance operations are occurring causing no to minimum delays, use caution.
Updated: 01/16/2017 9:48 pm

US26 MP 99 to 103

WARM SPRINGS GRADE; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Overcast
Pavement Condition: Spots of Ice
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 5 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 5 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 7:57 pm

US97 MP 68.66

COW CANYON; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Overcast
Pavement Condition: Spots of Ice
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 5 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 5 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 7:57 pm

US97 MP 100.77

No to Minimum Delay; Crash/Hazard
Lanes Affected: (Northbound) 1 Lane
Comments: A disabled vehicle is creating a hazard causing no to minimum delays, use caution.
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 10:21 pm

US97 MP 130 to 145.48

BEND; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 26 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 12 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 8:02 pm

US97 MP 145.48 to 172.19

SOUTH OF BEND; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Spots of Ice
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 32 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 36 in.
Comments: spots of ice
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 9:32 pm

US97 MP 172.19 to 196.42

LAPINE; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Spots of Ice
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 23 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 24 in.
Comments: spots of ice
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 7:58 pm

US97 MP 196.42 to 236.66

CHEMULT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Black Ice
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 27 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 14 in.
Comments: spots of packed snow
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 8:00 pm

US395 MP 10.3 to 18.27

CANYON MOUNTAIN; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Partly Cloudy
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 12 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 31 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 7:45 pm

US395 MP 53

DEVINE SUMMIT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Clear, no precipitation
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 5 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 24 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 7:56 pm

US395 MP 90.8 to 97.18

LONG CREEK MT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Partly Cloudy
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 14 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 26 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/16/2017 7:45 pm

US395 MP 93.2

REST AREA
Informational only
Comments: Carter Park Rest Area is closed for the season.
Last Updated: 12/07/2016 11:45 am

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