City of Salem Road Conditions
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: 12/19/2014 10:54:00 AM Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Flood Watch for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon. This watch is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Confidence continues to increase that a classic atmospheric river type precipitation event will set up over the Pacific northwest over the weekend and continue into early Monday. A deep and moist westerly flow is expected to develop Saturday morning and strengthen later Saturday and Sunday. A very long fetch of moisture with origins west to the south china sea will feed into this system ... Bringing the potential for very large rainfall totals across the region. 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 ... With 2 to 5 inches expected over the interior lowlands. 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 reach major flood stage. The current river stage forecasts indicate that the faster responding rivers could reach flood stage as early as Saturday evening. There also appears to be potential for flooding on some of the main stem rivers early next week. In addition to flooding potential on the main stem rivers and tributaries ... There are likely to be impacts from urban and small stream flooding and flooding along low lying pasture land. 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 6 AM Saturday morning.
ORE224, 8 miles East of Estacada MP 31 - 36; Closure
Hwy closed from Promontory Park MP 31 to MP 38. Escorted access has been halted due to a landslide and there is no date for resuming the escorts., OR 224 closed indefinitely from Promontory Park (mp 31) to US Forest Service Road 57 (mp 38). There is no estimated time or day to reopen OR 224. The highway will remain closed until all hazard trees are addressed.
Updated: 12/18/2014 4:19 pm
US101B, 2 miles West of Astoria MP 5; Closure with Detour
The Lewis and Clark River Bridge will be closed starting December 1, 2014; a detour will be in place. Use an alternate route., The Lewis & Clark River Bridge is scheduled to be closed to facilitate construction activities starting December 1, 2014. This closure is anticipated to last until August 1, 2015. A detour route will be designated with signing during the length of the closure. The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2017.
Updated: 12/10/2014 10:31 am
Road Conditions by Route
I-5 MP 253 to 261
No to Minimum Delay; Construction Work
Lanes Affected: (Southbound) Median (Northbound) Median
Comments: Road construction is occurring in the highway median between the hours of 8:00 pm and 5:00 am, causing no to minimum delays, use caution. The scheduled work includes removal of the earthen berm and installation of cable barrier between mile post 253.83 and 258.92. Both the southbound left (fast) lane and northbound shoulder (northbound left lane may be closed sporadically) will be closed Sunday through Thursday nights from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. to facilitate construction between mile post 253.83 and 258.92. The roadway shoulders along the median, both in the northbound and southbound directions, may be closed or have their width reduced at any hours of the day as required to facilitate the work. Drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area. The project is scheduled to be completed in February 2015.
Updated: 11/20/2014 4:17 pm
ORE22 MP 25.74 to 26.05
Informational only; Commercial Vehicle Information
Details: OR22 MP 25.60 to MP 26.14 EB (Center St Bridge - Salem) Effective November 18, 2014, this section of OR22 eastbound will be restricted to 17 feet 05 in. in height. Estimated date of completion is February 28, 2015.
Updated: 12/19/2014 10:00 am