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.



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