Weather Alert

Winter Storm Closes I-5 South In Southern Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A winter storm that has brought as much as 3 feet of snow to northern California has prompted the Oregon Department of Transportation to turn back Interstate 5 southbound traffic near Ashland, Oregon.

All traffic was affected by the closure Wednesday afternoon and there was no estimate of when the freeway will reopen to southbound travel.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Department of Transportation says hazardous driving conditions begin south of Yreka, California.

However, he says traffic stopped in northern California has stressed services and filled hotels.

Connect With Us Listen To Us On