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Slow Down And Be Aware of Road Conditions In Snowy Weather

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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”.

“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.

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Mt. Hood Snow park this weekend

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.