Columbia River Gorge, Oregon – I-84 is now open through the Columbia Gorge. Avoid driving in the Gorge if at all possible. Extreme caution is advised tonight and into the morning, as freezing rain may cause icy conditions. You are required to carry chains and know how to use them. Visit www.TripCheck.com or call 5-1-1 for the latest.
More from the National Weather Service:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Portland OR 928 PM PST Wed Feb 13 2019
Upper Hood River Valley-Central Columbia River Gorge-
Including the cities of Parkdale, Odell, Hood River, Carson,
928 PM PST Wed Feb 13 2019
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 10 PM PST THURSDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8
* WHERE…In Washington, Central Columbia River Gorge. In
Oregon, Upper Hood River Valley and Central Columbia River
* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 10 PM PST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The
hazardous conditions could impact travel.
* CONFIDENCE IN THIS EVENT…Moderate to high. There is a chance
temperatures will warm to just above freezing early Thursday
evening, a little sooner than expected. This would result in
slightly lower snowfall totals.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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