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ODOT Issues Winter Driving Warning

"A winter storm is expected in the Columbia River Gorge, mountain passes, and possibly Portland area this week

Winter storms not done with Oregon yet as wind, ice and snow continue

Hazardous winter driving weather is far from done in Oregon as freezing rain, heavy snow and high winds continued in several area of the state. The expected Wednesday thaw never quite materialized as roads in western Oregon remained slick in many areas. Ice covered trees and branches brought down power lines while highway crews continued their battle with the elements. The National Weather Service forecast for Thursday and Friday call for continued freezing rain in the Coast Range, the Columbia River Gorge, Portland area and the Cascades.

National Weather Service Update for Coast Range

* WHAT...Significant icing expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of around four tenths of an inch. * WHERE...Coast Range of Northwest Oregon and Central Coast Range of Western Oregon. * WHEN...From 10 AM to 10 PM PST Tuesday.

Winter storm 2024 photos

The first winter storm of 2024 to hit Lincoln City and surrounding towns left most of the area glazed in an ever thickening sheath of ice. From D River to Roads End the falling rain clung to road signs and cars and gutters forming icicles that caused the town to shimmer against the dull gray sky surrounding us. 

National Weather Service Alert

WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

ODOT travel advisories

Winter is hitting Oregon hard this week with snow, high winds and cold in many parts of the state. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sees the first severe storms of the season with blizzard conditions including near zero visibility starting today. Last night I-84 in eastern Oregon saw multiple closures for crashes and spun-out vehicles that struggled to gain traction on snowy roads. U.S 97 is snow covered from Redmond south to the border with California and blizzard conditions are due to hit the corridor south of Bend.

Winter camping options in Oregon

According to Lucas Alberg, writing for Travel Oregon, winter doesn't have to mean the end of camping and outdoor recreations.

Take extra caution when finding your way in winter travels

Winter officially begins in another week or so, but the time to start driving with extra caution is now.

Studded tire season in Oregon begins Nov. 1

The studded tire season in Oregon begins Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 and runs through March 31, 2019.

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