City of Medford Road Conditions

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US101, 12 miles North of Florence MP 177; Closure
A landslide has occurred, use an alternate route.
Updated: 12/20/2014 12:20 pm

Coos Co.; Weather Alert
Flood Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 08:44:00 AM The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Oregon ... Coquille river at Coquille affecting Coos county ... The Flood Warning continues for the Coquille river at Coquille. * From Sunday afternoon to Tuesday evening at 8:30 AM Saturday the stage was 12.0 feet. * Flood stage is 21.0 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast beginning Sunday afternoon with the river forecast to crest at 21.9 ft Sunday night into Monday morning. * Impact At 21.0 feet ... The Coquille river is at flood stage. Expect flooding of farmland and low-lying areas throughout the flood plain along the Coquille river. * Flood history This crest compares to a previous crest of 23.6 feet on dec 3 2012. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks. For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web page at www. Weather. Gov/Medford or listen to NOAA weather radio.

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.

Douglas Co. East Foothills, South Central Cascades; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 02:01:00 AM Heavy rainfall today through Sunday with river ... Stream and urban flooding possible ... . A large plume of deep moisture from a wet Pacific storm system will bring heavy rainfall to the coast ... Coast range ... Cascade foothills and Cascades today through Sunday. Heavy rainfall may cause flooding of rivers ... Streams ... Creeks and urban areas. ... Flood Watch in effect from this afternoon through Sunday evening ... The National Weather Service in Medford has expanded the * Flood Watch to include portions of south central Oregon and southwest Oregon Including the following areas ... In south central Oregon ... South central Oregon Cascades. In southwest Oregon ... Eastern Douglas county foothills. * From this afternoon through Sunday evening rising snow levels with heavy rain and high elevation snowmelt will cause rapid rises on area streams ... Creeks and rivers. There is also the potential for urban flooding in areas of poor drainage and due to ponding of water on roadways. * Heavy rainfall may also cause mudslides Rockslides and debris flows on area roadways ... Including highways 62 ... 230 ... And 138. 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.

East Curry Co. & Josephine Co.; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 02:01:00 AM Heavy rainfall today through Sunday with river ... Stream and urban flooding possible ... . A large plume of deep moisture from a wet Pacific storm system will bring heavy rainfall to the coast ... Coast range ... Cascade foothills and Cascades today through Sunday. Heavy rainfall may cause flooding of rivers ... Streams ... Creeks and urban areas. ... Flood Watch in effect from 10 AM PST this morning through Sunday evening ... The National Weather Service in Medford has expanded the * Flood Watch to include a portion of southwest Oregon Including the following area ... Eastern Curry county and Josephine county. * From 10 am PST this morning through Sunday evening * The heaviest rainfall and best potential for flooding is expected west of interstate 5 and highway 199. * Heavy rainfall will cause rapid rises on area streams Creeks and rivers. There is also the potential for urban flooding in areas of poor drainage and due to ponding of water on roadways. 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.

Central Douglas County; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 02:01:00 AM Heavy rainfall today through Sunday with river ... Stream and urban flooding possible ... . A large plume of deep moisture from a wet Pacific storm system will bring heavy rainfall to the coast ... Coast range ... Cascade foothills and Cascades today through Sunday. Heavy rainfall may cause flooding of rivers ... Streams ... Creeks and urban areas. ... Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon through Sunday evening ... The Flood Watch continues for * A portion of southwest Oregon Including the following area ... Central Douglas county. * From this afternoon through Sunday evening heavy rainfall will cause rapid rises on area streams ... Creeks and rivers. There is also the potential for urban flooding in areas of poor drainage and due to ponding of water on roadways. * Heavy rainfall may also cause mudslides Rockslides and debris flows on area roadways ... Especially near the coastal mountains and into the Cascade foothills ... Including highway 38 ... Highway 138 and highway 42. 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.

South Central Coast, Curry Co. Coast; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 02:01:00 AM Heavy rainfall today through Sunday with river ... Stream and urban flooding possible ... . A large plume of deep moisture from a wet Pacific storm system will bring heavy rainfall to the coast ... Coast range ... Cascade foothills and Cascades today through Sunday. Heavy rainfall may cause flooding of rivers ... Streams ... Creeks and urban areas. ... Flood Watch now in effect from 10 AM PST this morning through Sunday evening ... The Flood Watch is now in effect for * A portion of southwest Oregon Including the following areas ... Curry county coast and south central Oregon coast. * From 10 am PST this morning through Sunday evening * Heavy rainfall will cause rapid rises on area streams Creeks and rivers. There is also the potential for urban flooding in areas of poor drainage and due to ponding of water on roadways. * Heavy rainfall may also cause mudslides Rockslides and debris flows on area roadways ... Including us 101 ... Highway 42 ... And highway 38. 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.

Road Conditions by Route

I-5 MP 33

Informational only; Construction Work
Lanes Affected: (Northbound) , Shoulder
Comments: Road construction is occurring, use caution. Work is on the shoulder to install a road and weather information station.
Updated: 12/13/2014 2:21 pm

ORE62 MP 1.58

No to Minimum Delay; Construction Work
Lanes Affected: (Westbound) 1 Lane (Eastbound) 1 Lane
Comments: Intermittent traffic control with flaggers, Sunday through Thursday nights, 9PM to 6 AM. This is for utility work. Use caution, watch for workers and advance warning signs.
Updated: 12/13/2014 2:10 pm