Slow Down And Be Aware of Road Conditions In Snowy Weather

Jan 13, 2020

The Oregon Cascades got a lot of snow this weekend and blizzard conditions led to road closures in some areas. Forecasters say snow will continue in the mountains this week. People heading to the mountains are advised to “know before you go”.

Highway 20 at Santiam Pass on Monday afternoon
Credit Tripcheck.com

“The best advice right now is slow down,” Says  Angela Beers-Seydel with the Oregon Department of Transportation. “Slow down. Give yourself lots of time. Give yourself lots of room between vehicles. Drive for conditions and expect that things may not be what you expect around that corner.”

You can check road conditions at TripCheck.com or by calling 511.

The snow level is predicted to drop this week and the National Weather Service says the forecast is not definite. But, for now, they expect the northern part of the state to see more low-elevation snow than in the southern Willamette Valley.

Mt. Hood Snow park this weekend
Credit Mt Hood National Forest on Twitter