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Winter Road Conditions

ODOT Last Update: December 14, 2018, 4:41 am
Locations:

MT BACHELOR - HWY372

Current Temperature:0.0° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:91.44"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:packed snow

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N DOUGLAS COUNTY LINE - I-5

Current Temperature:0.0° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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RICE HILL - I-5

Current Temperature:-.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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ROBERTS MT HILL - I-5

Current Temperature:5° Celcius
Current Conditions:
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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CANYON CREEK PASS - I-5

Current Temperature:.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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SEXTON PASS TO STAGE PASS NB - I-5

Current Temperature:0.0° Celcius
Current Conditions:
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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SEXTON PASS TO STAGE PASS SB - I-5

Current Temperature:0.0° Celcius
Current Conditions:
Snow depth:
Snow Off Road:
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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SISKIYOU SUMMIT SB - I-5

Current Temperature:2.8° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:30.48"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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SISKIYOU SUMMIT NB - I-5

Current Temperature:2.8° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:30.48"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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CASCADE LOCKS - HOOD RIVER - I-84

Current Temperature:2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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TROUTDALE - CASCADE LOCKS - I-84

Current Temperature:2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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HOOD RIVER - THE DALLES - I-84

Current Temperature:1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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THE DALLES - RUFUS - I-84

Current Temperature:1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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ARLINGTON - I-84

Current Temperature:0.0° Celcius
Current Conditions:overcast
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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HERMISTON - I-84

Current Temperature:1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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PENDLETON - I-84

Current Temperature:3.9° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement
areas of high winds
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MEACHAM WB - I-84

Current Temperature:-2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:10.16"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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MEACHAM EB - I-84

Current Temperature:-2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:10.16"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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CABBAGE HILL WB - I-84

Current Temperature:2.8° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement
areas of high winds
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CABBAGE HILL EB - I-84

Current Temperature:2.8° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement
areas of high winds
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LADD CANYON WB - I-84

Current Temperature:-3.3° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:7.62"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches
High winds and blowing and drifting snow
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LADD CANYON EB - I-84

Current Temperature:-3.3° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:7.62"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches
High winds and blowing and drifting snow
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BAKER VALLEY - I-84

Current Temperature:-5° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:2.54"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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PLEASANT VALLEY EB - I-84

Current Temperature:-6.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:2.54"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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PLEASANT VALLEY WB - I-84

Current Temperature:-6.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:2.54"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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BURNT RIVER CANYON - I-84

Current Temperature:-3.9° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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THREE MILE HILL - I-84

Current Temperature:-3.3° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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ONTARIO - I-84

Current Temperature:-3.3° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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PENDLETON - MILTON FREEWATER - ORE11

Current Temperature:3.9° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement
areas of high winds
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TOKETEE - ORE138

Current Temperature:-1.1° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:17.78"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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E DIAMOND LAKE SMT - ORE138

Current Temperature:-3.9° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:66.04"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:packed snow

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LK OF THE WOODS - ORE140

Current Temperature:-5.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:
Snow Off Road:
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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DOAK MT SUMMIT - ORE140

Current Temperature:-1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:20.32"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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BLY SUMMIT - ORE140

Current Temperature:3.3° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:15.24"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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QUARTZ MT SUMMIT - ORE140

Current Temperature:-4.4° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:12.7"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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WARNER MT SUMMIT - ORE140

Current Temperature:5° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:15.24"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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TIMBERLINE LODGE - ORE173

Current Temperature:1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:45.72"
Driving Restrictions:Chains required. Traction tires allowed in place of chains on vehicles under 10,000 GVW and not towing. Vehicles towing must use chains.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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CONDON - ORE19

Current Temperature:-15.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:2.54"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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HEPPNER-SPRAY MOUNTAIN - ORE207

Current Temperature:-3.3° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:10.16"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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SANTIAM JCT - ORE22

Current Temperature:-2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:10.16"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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MARION FORKS - ORE22

Current Temperature:-1.1° Celcius
Current Conditions:overcast
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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W DIAMOND LAKE SMT - ORE230

Current Temperature:-1.1° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:66.04"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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JACKSONVILLE HIGHWAY - ORE238

Current Temperature:-1.1° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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MT ASHLAND SKI ROAD - ORE273

Current Temperature:1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:71.12"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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WHITE RIVER - ORE35

Current Temperature:-.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:25.4"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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BENNETT PASS/MT HOOD MEADOWS - ORE35

Current Temperature:2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:35.56"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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PARKDALE - ORE35

Current Temperature:0.0° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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HOOD RIVER - ORE35

Current Temperature:1.1° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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CAMAS MTN - ORE42

Current Temperature:.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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WILLAMETTE PASS - ORE58

Current Temperature:-.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:overcast
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:35.56"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:packed snow

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WILLAMETTE PASS EAST - ORE58

Current Temperature:0.0° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:30.48"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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WILSON RIVER SMT - ORE6

Current Temperature:Not Available
Current Conditions:
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:

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PROSPECT - ORE62

Current Temperature:-1.1° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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UPPER CRATER LAKE BDRY - ORE62

Current Temperature:-1.1° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:66.04"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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GREEN SPRINGS SMT - ORE66

Current Temperature:.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:7.62"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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TIPTON SUMMIT - ORE7

Current Temperature:-9.4° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:45.72"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:packed snow

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SUMPTER - ORE7

Current Temperature:-13.3° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:20.32"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches
High winds in the area
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ENTERPRISE - ORE82

Current Temperature:-10.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:5.08"
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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HALFWAY HILL - ORE86

Current Temperature:-5.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:17.78"
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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THE DALLES - US197

Current Temperature:1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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MAUPIN - US197

Current Temperature:1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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HAYES HILL SMT - US199

Current Temperature:-1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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SANTIAM PASS SMT - US20

Current Temperature:0.0° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:40.64"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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TOMBSTONE - US20

Current Temperature:-2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:30.48"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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SISTERS - US20

Current Temperature:-2.8° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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BURNS - US20

Current Temperature:-7.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:2.54"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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SUNSET SUMMIT - US26

Current Temperature:Not Available
Current Conditions:
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:

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GOVERNMENT CAMP - US26

Current Temperature:-1.1° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:22.86"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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WARM SPRINGS JCT - US26

Current Temperature:-2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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BLUE BOX PASS - US26

Current Temperature:.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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OCHOCO SUMMIT - US26

Current Temperature:-3.9° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:10.16"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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WARM SPRINGS GRADE - US26

Current Temperature:6.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:overcast
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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AUSTIN - US26

Current Temperature:-9.4° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:35.56"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:packed snow

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BROGAN HILL - US26

Current Temperature:-15° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:7.62"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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ELDORADO PASS - US26

Current Temperature:-9.4° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:12.7"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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CLATSKANIE - US30

Current Temperature:Not Available
Current Conditions:
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:

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PENDLETON SOUTH - US395

Current Temperature:3.9° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement
areas of high winds
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BATTLE MT SUMMIT - US395

Current Temperature:-2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:overcast
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:7.62"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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MEADOWBROOK SUMMIT - US395

Current Temperature:-2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:overcast
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:7.62"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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LONG CREEK MT - US395

Current Temperature:-7.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:17.78"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:packed snow

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DEVINE SUMMIT - US395

Current Temperature:-9.4° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:15.24"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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CANYON MOUNTAIN - US395

Current Temperature:-10.6° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:27.94"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:packed snow

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LAKEVIEW - US395

Current Temperature:-4.4° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:5.08"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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JORDAN VALLEY - US95

Current Temperature:-1.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:2.54"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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BASQUE - US95

Current Temperature:-4.4° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:5.08"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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MORO - US97

Current Temperature:3.9° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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SHANIKO - US97

Current Temperature:2.8° Celcius
Current Conditions:partly cloudy
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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COW CANYON - US97

Current Temperature:6.7° Celcius
Current Conditions:overcast
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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BEND - US97

Current Temperature:4.4° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Pavement Conditions:bare pavement

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SOUTH OF BEND - US97

Current Temperature:1.1° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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LAPINE - US97

Current Temperature:0.0° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:12.7"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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CHEMULT - US97

Current Temperature:-2.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:7.62"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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CHILOQUIN - US97

Current Temperature:-7.2° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:10.16"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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KLAMATH FALLS - US97

Current Temperature:-3.9° Celcius
Current Conditions:clear
Snow depth:0"
Snow Off Road:0"
Driving Restrictions:Carry chains or traction tires.
Pavement Conditions:icy patches

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Salem-News.com (December 05,2018 00:20)

Log Train Derailment Closes Numerous Streets in Salem

Front St NE will remained closed into the morning.

(SALEM, Ore.) -log train derailedAt approximately 8:45 pm Tuesday, a northbound log train derailed in Salem, near Front St NE and Hood St NE. No hazardous materials were no board.

The derailment has closed numerous streets and those streets may remained closed into the morning, affecting the morning commute.

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Salem-News.com (November 02,2018 18:42)

Cleanup Efforts Continuing along Hwy 38 After Fatal Crash

A 2012 Kenworth truck towing double fuel tanks struck a large black cow standing in the road, then lost control, went off the road and struck a power pole.

(SCOTTSBURG, Ore.) -fatal crashThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality continues to oversee cleanup and monitoring near the site of an Oct. 22 truck crash and fuel release on Oregon 38.

The truck was carrying around 7,500 gallons of gasoline and 2,500 gallons of diesel when it crashed.

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Salem-News.com (November 02,2018 17:03)

ODOT Closes Old McKenzie Pass Highway

Predicted snow causes this Seasonal Closure

(BEND, Ore.) -OR Hwy 242 closedWith snow in the Oregon Cascades predicted over the next week, maintenance managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation have made the decision to close the Old McKenzie Pass Highway (OR 242), for the winter/snow season effective Monday, November 5 at dawn.

It will reopen in Summer 2019, when the snows have melted and travel is again safe on the old highway.

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Salem-News.com (October 31,2018 12:52)

Studded Tire Season in Oregon Begins Nov 1

The studded tire season in Oregon is Nov. 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Oregon winter trafficWhen the driving surface isn't covered in ice, studded tires can damage the road. ODOT encourages drivers to consider all of your options, including other types of traction tires or chains.

If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better.

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Salem-News.com (October 23,2018 20:58)

Aurora Man in Custody after Hit and Run Crash with School Bus

There were 20 children on the bus at the time of the crash.

(DONALD, Ore.) -school bus crashAccording to Deputies, the preliminary investigation revealed that the Peterbuilt truck operated by 49-year old Timothy Brown, of Sheridan, was traveling west on Ehlen Rd NE. As Brown approached the intersection with Butteville Rd NE, a black SUV driving eastbound made a left hand turn in front of him.

Brown hit the SUV at approximately 55 mph causing it to spin and crash into the left front portion of the school bus that was sitting at the stop sign, waiting to turn.

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Salem-News.com (June 05,2018 02:14)

Bend Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Crash with Bear

Tragedy is a reminder of unforeseen risks on the road.

(WARM SPRINGS, Ore.) -Rhett Larsen39-year old Rhett Larsen, an off-duty firefighter from Bend, was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound when a large bear ran into his path on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. He was unable to avoid the bear and struck the animal in the eastbound lane.

Larsen was thrown from his motorcycle and then was struck by a westbound Ford SUV pulling a utility trailer driven by 57-year old Margaret Sweo, from Oregon City. Sweo's vehicle traveled off the roadway and rolled onto its side.

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Salem-News.com (May 23,2018 17:29)

Memorial Day Weekend is No Time to Drive Loaded

Drunk driving crashes are PREVENTABLE!

(SALEM, Ore.) -drive soberAlong with police agencies across the country, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning May 25th and ending May 28th, patrols will be stepped up, with additional deputies who will be attempting to locate DUII drivers.

Deputies will be working all hours of the day and night to ensure a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors. The focus, according to ODOT, will be to make sure child passengers are buckled up; ensuring traffic moves over for emergency vehicles; and getting impaired drivers off the road.

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Salem-News.com (April 10,2018 21:10)

Human Trafficking Backpage.com Site Seized

Additionally, Craigslist removed its "Personals" sections, Reddit took down its "Hookers" forum page; Cityvibe is also down.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -backpage.comH.R. 1865, known as the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, targets online sex trafficking and subjects websites to federal criminal and civil liability when users misuse online personals.

President Trump is expected to sign it into law on Wednesday.

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Salem-News.com (January 29,2018 10:45)

Erratic Motorhome Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

Shots were fired but no one sustained gunshot injuries.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Salem-News.comFour Salem Police Officers were involved in a line-of-duty shooting following a dangerous incident in which a motorhome struck two police patrol vehicles.

The driver, 61-year old Roy Victor Devoursney of Salem, exited the vehicle and refused to comply with officers' commands, resulting in the deployment of a taser and then officers took him into custody.

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Salem-News.com (January 04,2018 21:31)

12 Elk Killed in Crash on Oregon Hwy 26

Unbeknownst to drivers, highways often serve as animal trails in the dark of night.

(BANKS, Ore.) -dead elkAt 4:30 this morning, the Oregon State Police and Washington County Sheriff's office responded to a crash on Highway 26 near milepost 54 in Washington County.

There were 13 known elk hit by at least one, possibly more, vehicles. Approximately half of the elk were killed on scene and the others were put down for humanitarian reasons.

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