City of Medford Road Conditions
North Cascades, Lane Co. Cascades; Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 3/26/2017 03:42:00 AM Winter Weather Advisory now in effect from 7 AM this morning to 4 PM PDT Monday ... * Timing Snow developing early this morning, with steady snow much of the day today. The snow may turn to rain for a few hours near the passes Sunday afternoon. Numerous snow showers are expected tonight and Monday. * Snow level Around 4000 feet today, briefly rising to 4500 to 5000 feet late this afternoon and evening, then lowering to 3000 feet overnight tonight and remaining near 3000 feet Monday. * Snow accumulations From 6 to 14 inches, highest above the passes at ski resort elevations. * Impacts Roads will become snow covered above the snow level and cause difficult driving conditions. Passes are most likely to be covered with snow later this morning and again late this evening through Monday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
Malheur Co.; Weather Alert
Flood Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 3/26/2017 05:58:00 AM The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Idaho ... Oregon.. Boise river at Glenwood bridge affecting Ada and Canyon counties. Snake River near weiser affecting Washington and Malheur counties. . The u. S. Army corps of engineers increased the flow on the Boise river at Glenwood bridge to 8100 cfs late Friday. This action is part of a flood control effort prompted by the very deep snow pack in the mountains. Minor flooding in low areas near the river will continue. . The Snake River near weiser is expected to remain in minor flood through Tuesday evening, then recede below flood stage Tuesday night. The Flood Warning continues for the Snake River near weiser. * Until Tuesday evening Or until the warning is cancelled. * At 6:00 AM Sunday the stage was 12.2 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast flood stage is 12.0 feet. * Forecast The river will slowly drop and fall below flood stage on Tuesday evening. * Impact At 12.0 feet ... Flooding of agricultural land near the river is likely in Malheur county, Oregon and in Washington county, Idaho. Mortimer road in weiser will be flooded. && Precautionary/preparedness actions... Persons with interests near these flooded rivers should continue to take action to protect property.
Harney Co.; Weather Alert
Flood Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 3/26/2017 06:08:00 AM A Flood Warning for rain and snowmelt remains in effect until 1115 AM PDT Monday for northeastern Harney county ... At 603 AM PDT, emergency management officials continued to report flooding in the Burns area along the silvies river. Flooding of Fields near the river continues, and water remains on some area roads and private property. Some locations that will experience flooding include ... Burns, Hines, call meadow, idlewild campground, sand hill, burnt mountain, lawen, Crow flat guard station, yellowjacket campground, wrights point, fort Harney and King mountain. The silvies river is expected to remain near its current level through early Monday. Extensive flooding of Fields and low lying areas will continue, with additional potentially significant rainfall forecast Sunday. This additional rainfall may result in additional rises along the silvies river and other local streams and creeks. Some roads may also become impacted by flooding. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
South Central Cascades, Siskiyous & South Cascades; Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 3/26/2017 10:59:00 AM Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 11 AM PDT Monday ... * Snow accumulations ... 10 to 14 inches. * Winds South 20 to 30 MPH becoming southwest 10 to 20 MPH Sunday evening. * Elevation Above 4500 feet. * Timing Until late Monday morning. * Locations include Highways 62 ... 58 ... And 230 near Crater Lake and Willamette pass and the Mt Ashland ski park road. Highway 140 near Lake of the woods. Interstate 5 at Siskiyou Summit may see a few inches Sunday night into Monday morning. * Impacts Snow covered roads are most likely Sunday morning and especially Sunday night into Monday morning due to cooler overnight and morning temperatures and less influence by the spring sun angle. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard 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. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas. &&
Road Conditions by Route
ORE62 MP .05 to .89
Informational only; Commercial Vehicle Information
Details: OR62 MP 0 to MP 1 EB & WB (Medford) Effective April 5, 2017, this section of OR62 will be restricted 17 feet 06 in. in width between the hours of 7 PM & 7 AM. Estimated date of completion is April 12, 2017.
Updated: 03/26/2017 10:00 am
ORE62 MP .7 to 5.7
Estimated delay under 20 minutes; Construction Work
Lanes Affected: (Westbound) Median , 1 Lane , Shoulder (Eastbound) Median , 1 Lane , Shoulder
Comments: Expect night lane closures, 7 PM to 7 AM, near Corey and Agate roads, for Avista utility work. Watch for signs and use caution. Agate Road at Hwy 62 is permanently closed. Traffic that normally uses the intersection will need to use Ore 62 and Leigh Way, near Coastal Farm Supply to access Agate Rd. Expect night work with single lane closures on Hwy 62 near Corey Rd, for pipe installation. Corey Road access to Hwy 62 will be closed during the installation. 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.
Updated: 03/21/2017 1:32 pm