Winter Storm Warning No School; Road Closures
Road Closures: Downed trees have closed U.S. 101 north of OR 18 between mileposts 5 and 19, OR 229 Siletz Highway between milepost 5-19, Downed trees have closed multiple roads in the Coast Range. Including: U.S. 20, milepost 10 to 20, U.S. 101 north of Neskowin, milepost 96 to 105, OR 18 east of Otis between milepost 3 and 4, and OR 34 Alsea Highway between milepost 5 and 28. Expect ice, snow, and downed trees in many areas. Where power is out, signals are four way stops. In Toledo SE Douglas St is CLOSED at SE 3rd St due to a low hanging line that is crossing SE Douglas St. Flares have been set out and closure signs are in place. Utilities have been notified and they will get to it as soon as they can. BUSINESS HIGHWAY 20 CLOSED Between NW French Ave and NW Dundon Rd PRIMARY DETOUR - Use the East Jct at Hwy 20 milepost 7.5. There are multiple trees down in this section of the roadway and the road is completely blocked. Crews have been notified and will be enroute to this area as soon as possible.
Check TripCheck.com before you go and be prepared for winter conditions and travel delays.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the North and Central Coast Range and along the north and central coast through Thursday 2/23 at 10am. Heavy snow is expected above 1000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 10 inches, except 10 to 20 inches above 2000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
All Lincoln County School District Schools are closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 23 due to predicted ice or snow. This closure includes charter schools as well. All activities are also cancelled for Thursday. Oregon Coast Community College Campuses are all closed today. The Waldport Chamber Breakfast has been cancelled.
Travelers should prepare for winter driving conditions throughout the state over the next few days. Snow, low temperatures, and high winds are all in the forecast. Valleys and other low elevation areas will likely have less snow, but low overnight temperatures can make roads icy. A clear road can still have ice, so slow down and budget extra time for your trip. Many roads through high-elevation areas have packed snow and ice. High winds may cause snow drifts, too. Tire chain restrictions are in effect on most high-elevation roads.
Driving conditions can change quickly during widespread winter weather. Double check the weather and your route before you head out. If you’re following a GPS route, make sure it keeps you on main highways and interstates. Back roads are not maintained during the winter. Visit tripcheck.com for the latest on road conditions, chain restrictions, and other winter travel information.