Central Oregon Road Conditions

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North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 10:02:00 AM Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday ... ... High Wind Warning in effect until 10 PM PST Sunday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning ... Which is in effect until 10 PM PST Sunday. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday. * Winds: south to southwest 25 to 30 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH in the advisory area and 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 70 MPH in the warning area. Strongest winds are expected near Summer Lake and in the mountains. * Timing: winds will increase through the day ... Reaching peak strength tonight into Sunday. * Locations in the warning area include: along Oregon highway 31 from Paisley to Summer Lake, along California highway 299 near cedar pass, and in the mountains in eastern Klamath, Lake and eastern Modoc counties. * Locations in the advisory area include: us highway 395 between Valley falls and Alkali Lake, portions of Oregon highway 31 in Lake county, portions of Oregon highway 140 east of Lakeview, and higher terrain in eastern Klamath, Lake and eastern Modoc counties. * Impacts: high winds will make travel difficult on area roadways. High profile vehicles will be most impacted. East to west oriented roads will experience the worst cross winds. Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake may be severely impacted. Residents in the area should secure loose items and use caution when venturing outdoors. * View the hazard area in detail at http://go. Usa. Gov/zyv5 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. &&

North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
High Wind Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 10:02:00 AM Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday ... ... High Wind Warning in effect until 10 PM PST Sunday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning ... Which is in effect until 10 PM PST Sunday. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday. * Winds: south to southwest 25 to 30 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH in the advisory area and 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 70 MPH in the warning area. Strongest winds are expected near Summer Lake and in the mountains. * Timing: winds will increase through the day ... Reaching peak strength tonight into Sunday. * Locations in the warning area include: along Oregon highway 31 from Paisley to Summer Lake, along California highway 299 near cedar pass, and in the mountains in eastern Klamath, Lake and eastern Modoc counties. * Locations in the advisory area include: us highway 395 between Valley falls and Alkali Lake, portions of Oregon highway 31 in Lake county, portions of Oregon highway 140 east of Lakeview, and higher terrain in eastern Klamath, Lake and eastern Modoc counties. * Impacts: high winds will make travel difficult on area roadways. High profile vehicles will be most impacted. East to west oriented roads will experience the worst cross winds. Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake may be severely impacted. Residents in the area should secure loose items and use caution when venturing outdoors. * View the hazard area in detail at http://go. Usa. Gov/zyv5 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. &&

North Coast, Central Coast, Northwest Coast Range, West Coast Range, Lower Columbia, Portland Metro, Central Willamette Valley, South Willamette Valley, North Cascade Foothills, North Cascades, Lane Co. Cascade Foothills, Lane Co. Cascades, WA-South Cascades, WA-Willapa Hills, WA-South Coast, WA-Lower Columbia & I-5 Cowlitz Co., WA-Vancouver Area, WA-South Cascade Foothills; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 08:21:00 AM Flood Watch remains in effect from 4 PM PST this afternoon through Monday afternoon for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon ... The Flood Watch continues for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon from 4 PM PST this afternoon through Monday afternoon. A classic atmospheric river type precipitation event is setting up over the Pacific northwest today ... Which will continue to impact the region into early Monday. A very long fetch of moisture with origins west to the south china sea is feeding into this system ... Bringing the potential for very large rainfall totals across the region. A deep and moist westerly flow will develop today and continue through Sunday. With the flow forecasted to remain perpendicular to the coast range and Cascades for an extended period of time ... Expect strong orographic enhancement to lead to the highest rainfall totals over the mountains. The coast range ... Foothills and Cascades are expected to see in the range of 6 to 12 inches of rain ... With locally higher amounts possible. Lower but still significant totals are expected for the lower terrain. Projected rainfall along the coast is forecasted to be around 4 to 8 inches. The interior lowlands should see 1 to 4 inches ... With the highest amounts closer to the Cascade foothills. Given the latest forecasted rainfall totals ... It appears that there is the strong potential for flooding over the weekend on numerous rivers and tributaries draining the coast range and Cascades. A few rivers may even reach major flood stage. The current river stage forecasts indicate that the faster responding rivers could reach flood stage as early as tonight. There are also likely to be impacts from urban and small stream flooding and flooding along low lying pasture land. In addition to the flooding concerns ... Excessive rainfall has the potential to create landslides ... Debris flows ... And excessive runoff in the vicinity of recent wildfire burn scars. Burn scars from two large fires this summer ... The 36 pit fire in the Clackamas river basin near Estacada and the deception complex near Oakridge ... Will be particularly vulnerable. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event. People ... Structures and roads located below steep slopes ... In canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk from rapidly moving landslides. You should Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. The next update for this watch will be issued by 10 PM Saturday night.

Grand Ronde Valley, Wallowa Co., North Blue Mnts, South Blue Mnts, John Day Basin, Ochoco-John Day Highlands, WA-Blue Mnts Foothills, WA-Northwest Blue Mnts; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 02:45:00 AM Widespread moderate to heavy rain is expected over the next 48 to 72 hours across the mountains of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington ... . A large moist Pacific storm system will move into the area today through Monday afternoon. With 72 hour rainfall amounts in excess of 2 to 4 inches along the mountains of northeast Oregon ... And 3 to 7 inches across the east slopes of the Cascades ... Flooding of rivers as well as small creeks and streams will be possible. ... Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon through Monday afternoon ... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Oregon and southeast Washington Including the following areas ... In Oregon ... Foothills of the northern Blue Mountains of Oregon ... Foothills of the southern Blue Mountains of Oregon ... Grande Ronde Valley ... John Day basin ... Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon ... Ochoco-John Day highlands ... Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon and Wallowa county. In southeast Washington ... Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington and the northwest Blue Mountains of Washington. * From this afternoon through Monday afternoon 48 hour precipitation amounts will range from 2 to 4 inches. The snow level will be around 3000 feet today and will rise to near 8000 feet on Sunday. * Small creeks and streams will start to rise today with the larger rivers seeing substantial rises tonight and Sunday No flooding is forecast along the larger rivers ... But several rivers are forecast to reach action stage. The small creeks and streams could see minor flooding ... Especially Sunday as moderate rain and snow melt are expected to occur. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Road Conditions by Route

HWY372 MP 21.5

Seasonal Closure; Information
Lanes Affected: (Eastbound) 2 Lanes (Westbound) 2 Lanes
Comments: Cascade Lakes Hwy is closed for the Winter south of Mt Bachelor.
Last Updated: 11/14/2014 06:57 am

HWY372 MP 21.98

MT BACHELOR; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 32 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 5 in.; Roadside Snow: 23 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:54 am

ORE22 MP 68 to 73

MARION FORKS; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 39 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 0 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:02 am

ORE22 MP 73 to 81.81

SANTIAM JCT; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Slush, Snow Pack Breaking Up
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 32 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 1 in.; Roadside Snow: 2 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:02 am

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: 12/20/2014 10:00 am

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: 12/20/2014 10:00 am

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: 12/20/2014 10:00 am

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: 12/20/2014 10:00 am

ORE58 MP 70 to 86.45

WILLAMETTE PASS EAST; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Slush, Snow Pack Breaking Up
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 34 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 2 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:49 am

ORE242 MP 55.46 to 92.28

Seasonal Closure; Information
Lanes Affected: (Westbound) Median , All Lanes , Shoulder (Eastbound) Median , All Lanes , Shoulder
Comments: Highway 242 is now closed for the season, use alternate route.
Last Updated: 11/13/2014 1:01 pm

US20 MP 71.59 to 89.2

SANTIAM PASS SMT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snowing Hard and Continuously
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Chains Required. Traction tires allowed in place of chains on vehicles under 10,000 GVW and not towing. Vehicles towing must use chains.
Current Temp: 32 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 3 in.; Roadside Snow: 10 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:02 am

US20 MP 89.2 to 112

SISTERS; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 40 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 1 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:47 am

US20 MP 132.51

BURNS; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 35 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 1 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:07 am

US26 MP 50.3 to 53

OCHOCO SUMMIT; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Slush, Snow Pack Breaking Up
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 33 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 4 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:58 am

US26 MP 73.6

Informational only; Information
Lanes Affected: (Westbound) , Shoulder
Comments: Burning is taking place along the highway. Use caution.
Last Updated: 12/19/2014 3:41 pm

US26 MP 99 to 103

WARM SPRINGS GRADE; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 40 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: Trace
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:12 am

US26 MP 162.27 to 162.41

No to Minimum Delay; Construction Work
Lanes Affected: (Northbound) , Shoulder (Southbound) , Shoulder
Comments: Construction of sidewalks is occurring causing no to minimum delays, use caution. Work will be occurring Mondays through Fridays in daylight hours. Watch for traffic changes and flaggers throughout the week.
Updated: 11/17/2014 10:20 pm

US97 MP 68.66

COW CANYON; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 40 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: Trace
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:12 am

US97 MP 130 to 145.48

BEND; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 38 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 0 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:00 am

US97 MP 137.17

ON RAMP
Informational only; Crash/Hazard
Comments: High water, use caution. Ramps Affected.
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 06:07 am

US97 MP 139 to 142

Estimated delay under 20 minutes; Construction Work
Lanes Affected: (Southbound) 1 Lane
Comments: Daytime and nighttime single lane closures resulting in heavy congestion (pending weather conditions.) Exit 141 (3rd Street) is now open to US97. No work scheduled during the Christmas and New Years weeks.
Updated: 12/18/2014 9:29 pm

US97 MP 139.2

Informational only; Crash/Hazard
Lanes Affected: (Northbound) 1 Lane
Comments: High water, use caution.
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 06:08 am

US97 MP 145.48 to 172.19

SOUTH OF BEND; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Slush, Snow Pack Breaking Up
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 33 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: Trace
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:57 am

US97 MP 172.19 to 196.42

LAPINE; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 39 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 1 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:48 am

US97 MP 196.42 to 236.66

CHEMULT; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 32 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: Trace
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:49 am

US97 MP 201

No to Minimum Delay; Crash/Hazard
Comments: A crash has occurred causing no to minimum delays, use caution.
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:57 am

US395 MP 10.3 to 18.27

CANYON MOUNTAIN; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Slush, Snow Pack Breaking Up
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 33 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: Trace; Roadside Snow: 4 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:05 am

US395 MP 53

DEVINE SUMMIT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 34 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: Trace; Roadside Snow: 3 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:08 am

US395 MP 90.8 to 97.18

LONG CREEK MT; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Overcast
Pavement Condition: Slush, Snow Pack Breaking Up
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 35 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: Trace; Roadside Snow: 5 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:05 am

US395 MP 92.27

REST AREA
Informational only
Comments: Rest area is closed.
Last Updated: 10/16/2014 12:01 pm