City of Medford Road Conditions

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Siskiyous & South Cascades; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 01:25:00 PM Heavy snow near Mount Shasta ... The Cascades and siskiyous including interstate 5 into tonight ... . A strong storm will bring heavy snow above 3500 feet in the Cascades and siskiyous into tonight. The heaviest snow will occur in the Mount Shasta region due to strong southerly upslope flow. This will produce much lower snow levels there ... Including near Mount Shasta city ... McCloud ... And Dunsmuir. Heavy wet snow will significantly impact travel along interstate 5, highways 89, 66 and 140. Trees could topple and Power lines may be downed due to the heavy ... Wet snow. ... Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 4 AM PST Thursday ... ... Winter Weather Advisory has been canceled ... The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning. * Snow accumulations ... 12 to 18 inches on Mount Ashland. 6 to 12 inches in the Cascades and 4 to 8 inches near Siskiyou Summit, highway 140 near Lake of the woods and highway 66. * Winds South to southwest 20 to 30 MPH causing some blowing and drifting snow. * Elevation Above 3500 feet. * Timing Snow will be heaviest through late this evening ... Then will gradually taper to snow showers later tonight. * Intensity Snowfall rates could be up to one inch per hour at times creating local whiteouts into this evening. * Locations include Interstate 5 near Siskiyou Summit ... Highway 140 near Lake of the woods and highway 66. * Impacts Snow will reduce visibility and make travel difficult on area roadways. Higher mountain roads could become impassable. Precautionary/preparedness actions... * If you must travel Keep tire chains ... A flashlight ... Blankets ... Food ... Water ... Medications ... And a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors a Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now. * Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions if you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.

South Central Cascades; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 01:25:00 PM Heavy snow near Mount Shasta ... The Cascades and siskiyous including interstate 5 into tonight ... . A strong storm will bring heavy snow above 3500 feet in the Cascades and siskiyous into tonight. The heaviest snow will occur in the Mount Shasta region due to strong southerly upslope flow. This will produce much lower snow levels there ... Including near Mount Shasta city ... McCloud ... And Dunsmuir. Heavy wet snow will significantly impact travel along interstate 5, highways 89, 66 and 140. Trees could topple and Power lines may be downed due to the heavy ... Wet snow. ... Winter Storm Warning in effect until 4 AM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow ... Which is in effect until 4 AM PST Thursday. * Snow accumulations ... 6 to 12 inches near crater Lake. 4 to 8 inches along highways 230 and 138 near Diamond Lake. * Winds South to southwest 20 to 30 MPH causing some blowing and drifting snow. * Elevation Above 3500 feet. * Timing Snow will be heaviest into late this evening, then will gradually decrease later tonight. * Locations include Crater Lake ... Highways 138 ... 230 and 140. * Impacts Snow will reduce visibility and make travel difficult on area roadways. Higher mountain roads could become impassable. Precautionary/preparedness actions... * Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities. * See weather Gov/Medford/cams for latest road conditions. * Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions if you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors a Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.

North Coast, Central Coast, Northwest Coast Range, West Coast Range, Portland Metro, Central Willamette Valley, WA-Willapa Hills, WA-South Coast; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 03:38:00 AM Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight for the coast of south Washington ... North Oregon and west central Oregon as well as the Willapa hills and coast range ... And the north and central Willamette Valley ... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington Including the following areas ... In northwest Oregon ... North Oregon coast ... North and central coast range of western Oregon ... West central Oregon coast ... Central Willamette Valley ... Greater Portland metro area. In southwest Washington ... South Washington coast and Willapa hills. * Through late tonight moderate to sharp rises on rivers and streams draining the coast range and the Willapa hills. * Rivers of concern Wilson river and Luckiamute rivers. These could reach flood stage later today ... But could very well crest below flood stage. * Total rainfall amounts through today Generally another 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall cross the Willapa hills and coast range. Already have seen 3 to 6 inches in those areas since early afternoon Tuesday. 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. Landslides and debris flows are possible ... Especially in and near steep slopes.

North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 01:51:00 AM High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 AM PST Thursday ... ... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 AM PST Thursday ... * Winds South 45 to 55 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH in the warning area ... South 35 to 45 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH in the advisory area. * Timing Winds will peak this afternoon then gradually subside late tonight. * 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 Alturas ... Bly ... Lakeview silver ... Lake ... Including portions of highways 97 ... 31 ... 395 ... And 140. * Impacts Strong winds will produce hazardous driving conditions ... Especially for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose materials could become airborne and blow 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: 1/18/2017 01:51:00 AM Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 AM PST Thursday ... * Winds South 30 to 40 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH. * Timing Winds will peak this afternoon then gradually subside late tonight. * Locations include Klamath falls ... Chiloquin ... Altamont ... Keno ... And Merrill. * Impacts Gusty winds will make travel difficult for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects or materials could be blown about. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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: 1/18/2017 01:51:00 AM High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 AM PST Thursday ... ... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 AM PST Thursday ... * Winds South 45 to 55 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH in the warning area ... South 35 to 45 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH in the advisory area. * Timing Winds will peak this afternoon then gradually subside late tonight. * 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 Alturas ... Bly ... Lakeview silver ... Lake ... Including portions of highways 97 ... 31 ... 395 ... And 140. * Impacts Strong winds will produce hazardous driving conditions ... Especially for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose materials could become airborne and blow 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.

Jackson Co.; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 01:51:00 AM Wind Advisory now in effect until 6 PM PST this evening ... * Winds Southeast 25 to 35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. * Timing Winds will peak this morning and early this afternoon then diminish this afternoon. * Locations include Medford ... Ashland ... Phoenix ... Talent. * Impacts Branches broken by recent heavy snowfall may come down and cause injuries or property damage. Gusty winds will make travel difficult for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects or materials could be blown about. && Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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.

South Central Coast, Curry Co. Coast; Weather Alert
High Wind Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 01:51:00 AM High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST this afternoon ... * Winds South 35 to 50 MPH with gusts up to 70 MPH. * Timing Winds will peak this morning and then diminish this afternoon. * Locations include Gold Beach ... Port Orford ... Bandon ... And exposed locations along highway 101. * Impacts Strong winds will produce hazardous driving conditions on highway 101. High winds and saturated soils will 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 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.

Baker Co., Malheur Co., Lower Treasure Valley; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 04:20:00 AM Winter storm will impact the region through Thursday ... . A Pacific storm will bring snow and ice to southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho through Thursday. The storm will also bring much warmer air and raise the snow level to 4000 to 5000 feet over portions of the area today and tonight. Valleys ... Including portions of the treasure Valley and western magic Valley ... Will remain cold enough for areas of freezing rain. Ice accumulations are possible ... Generally less than a quarter inch. Snow will change to rain at some lower elevations and ... Along with a little snowmelt ... Will result in more water and ice on the frozen ground. ... Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 11 AM MST /10 AM PST/ Thursday ... * Snow amounts ... 8 to 15 inches at lower elevations and 1 to 2 feet in the mountains. Areas of freezing rain would lessen snowfall totals. Amounts will be much lower in southern Malheur county where snow will mix with or change to freezing rain and rain. * Snow levels Valley floors through much of the storm ... Except rising to 4500 feet msl in southern Malheur county today. * Winds Generally southeast 5 to 15 MPH ... Except east 15 to 25 MPH with gusts to 35 MPH in Baker county resulting in blowing and drifting snow through this evening. * Timing Precipitation will taper off from the west late Thursday morning. * Impacts Travel hazard due to ice and snow-covered roads. Reduced visibilities in blowing snow across Baker county. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means that significant amounts of snow will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel ... Keep an extra flashlight ... Food ... And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Harney Co.; Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 04:20:00 AM Winter storm will impact the region through Thursday ... . A Pacific storm will bring snow and ice to southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho through Thursday. The storm will also bring much warmer air and raise the snow level to 4000 to 5000 feet over portions of the area today and tonight. Valleys ... Including portions of the treasure Valley and western magic Valley ... Will remain cold enough for areas of freezing rain. Ice accumulations are possible ... Generally less than a quarter inch. Snow will change to rain at some lower elevations and ... Along with a little snowmelt ... Will result in more water and ice on the frozen ground. ... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 4 AM PST Thursday ... * Snow amounts ... 4 to 8 inches in the northern third of the county ... Including Burns. 1 to 4 inches in the southern two thirds. Areas of freezing rain with local ice accumulations. * Snow levels Near Valley floors in the northern third of the county /generally north of Burns/ ... And between 4000 and 5000 feet across the southern two thirds of the county. * Winds East 5 to 10 MPH ... Except south 15 to 25 MPH with higher gusts across the southern portion of the county south of Burns. * Timing Snow ... Freezing rain ... And rain will taper off from the west late tonight. * Impacts Travel hazard due to snow and ice-covered roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow ... Sleet ... Or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities ... And use caution while driving.

Curry Co. Coast, East Curry Co. & Josephine Co.; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 04:22:00 AM Moderate to heavy rain today into tonight ... . A strong frontal system will bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall today into tonight. Overall ... Rain amounts will be 3 to 6 inches with as much as 8 inches in the coast ranges. In some areas inland from the coast ... Snowmelt will combine to add inflows into area streams ... Creeks and rivers. Rainfall rates could be high enough to cause urban and small stream flooding as well as mudslides and debris flows. ... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight ... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northern California and southwest Oregon Including the following areas ... In northern California ... Western Siskiyou county. In southwest Oregon ... Curry county coast and eastern Curry county and Josephine county. * Through late tonight moderate to heavy rainfall is expected today into tonight. Expect total rainfall of 3 to 6 inches with locally up to 8 inches in the coast ranges. Inland from the coast ... Snowmelt may also lead to higher inflows into area waterways. * Rainfall rates of one half to three quarters of an inch per hour are possible at times today. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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 a serious risk from rapidly moving landslides. 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.

Curry Co. Coast, East Curry Co. & Josephine Co.; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 04:54:00 AM The Flood Watch continues for the following rivers in Oregon ... Rogue River near Agness affecting Curry county ... Coquille river at Coquille affecting Coos county ... .. A strong frontal system will move into the area bringing periods of moderate to heavy rainfall today into tonight. Overall ... Ain amounts will be 3 to 6 inches. In some areas inland from the coast ... Snowmelt will combine to add inflows into area streams ... Creeks and rivers. Rainfall amounts could be high enough to cause small stream flooding and for mainstem rivers to get near flooding. The Flood Watch continues for the Rogue River near Agness * Until Friday afternoon at 4:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 7.8 feet. * Minor flooding is possible flood stage is 17.0 feet. * Forecast Flood stage may be reached by late tomorrow morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Landslides and debris flows are possible during this event. Areas below steep slopes and in canyons are at risk from landslides. Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too deep or there may be unseen damage to the roadway. A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area. Prepare to take immediate action if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.

South Central Coast; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/18/2017 04:54:00 AM The Flood Watch continues for the following rivers in Oregon ... Rogue River near Agness affecting Curry county ... Coquille river at Coquille affecting Coos county ... .. A strong frontal system will move into the area bringing periods of moderate to heavy rainfall today into tonight. Overall ... Ain amounts will be 3 to 6 inches. In some areas inland from the coast ... Snowmelt will combine to add inflows into area streams ... Creeks and rivers. Rainfall amounts could be high enough to cause small stream flooding and for mainstem rivers to get near flooding. The Flood Watch continues for the Coquille river at Coquille * Until Friday afternoon at 4:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 11.7 feet. * Minor flooding is possible flood stage is 21.0 feet. * Forecast Flood stage may be reached by this morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Landslides and debris flows are possible during this event. Areas below steep slopes and in canyons are at risk from landslides. Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too deep or there may be unseen damage to the roadway. A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area. Prepare to take immediate action if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.

I-84, 5 miles West of Boardman MP 159; Closure
I84 WB closed due to extended closure at Hood River.
Updated: 01/18/2017 12:43 pm

I-84, 4 miles East of La Grande MP 265; Closure
The highway is closed due to freezing rain and black ice. Use alternate routes.
Updated: 01/18/2017 02:59 am

I-84, 7 miles East of Pendleton MP 216 - 304; Closure
The highway is closed to eastbound traffic due to extreme weather conditions. Use alternate routes.
Updated: 01/18/2017 09:30 am

I-84, 3 miles West of Ontario MP 374 - 216; Closure
The highway is closed to westbound traffic due to extreme weather conditions. Use alternate routes.
Updated: 01/18/2017 1:34 pm

I-84, Hood River MP 64 - 17; Closure
The freeway is closed in both directions between Hood River and Troutdale. Use alternate route.
Updated: 01/18/2017 01:11 am

I-84, Troutdale MP 17 - 64; Closure
The freeway is closed in both directions between Troutdale and Hood River. Use alternate route.
Updated: 01/18/2017 01:08 am

ORE255, 5 miles North of Intersection with Oregon Coast Highway US101 MP 358; Closure
Due to a culvert failure, the roadway is closed. Use alternate route.
Updated: 01/18/2017 06:42 am

Road Conditions by Route

ORE62 MP .12

Informational only; Construction Work
Lanes Affected: (Westbound) , Shoulder (Eastbound) , Shoulder
Comments: Expect shoulder work at the crosswalks at the Exit 30 interchange, both directions. Watch for construction signs, traffic cones, and workers. Work hours are 7 AM to 3 PM, Jan. 19 to Jan 26. A contractor is installing new signs at the crosswalks for improved pedestrian safety.
Updated: 01/18/2017 1:38 pm

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 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. The second phase is beginning with utility work, which bids late this month.
Updated: 01/17/2017 12:10 pm

ORE238 MP 32 to 33

Estimated delay under 20 minutes; Maintenance Work
Lanes Affected: (Westbound) 1 Lane (Eastbound) 1 Lane
Comments: Road maintenance operations are occurring, use caution. Traffic controlled by flaggers. Expect delays.
Updated: 01/18/2017 08:47 am

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