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Past winter on Tollgate, ODOT file photo
Past winter on Tollgate, ODOT file photo
Winter Storm Tonight - Washington and northern Oregon (Photo) - 01/10/18

The National Weather Services has issued a Winter Storm Watch to warn motorists and residents that a vigorous low pressure system will track across Washington and northern Oregon tonight and Thursday. This system will bring snow to the East Slopes of the Southern Washington Cascades and the northern Blue Mountains with periods of moderate to heavy snow expected.
*Heavy snow possible. Travel will be very difficult to impossible (in some areas), including during the evening commute on Thursday. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Total snow accumulations of 9 to 12 inches are possible above 4500 feet with heaviest accumulations above 5500 feet.
* WHERE...Tollgate and Ski Bluewood Resort (other areas may be impacted)
* WHEN...From late tonight through late Thursday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible.
Motorists are advised to carefully monitor road and weather reports before traveling. If conditions are poor, postpone travel if possible. If you do travel, prepare for extreme winter conditions and expect delays and possible extended road closures, especially on mountain pass routes. ODOT crews will be plowing snow 24/7, but they cannot be everywhere at once and will be addressing high priority routes first. BE AWARE, BE PREPARED. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 in Oregon. Outside of Oregon, call 503-588-2941.

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