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Winter weather advisory for Southern Oregon Cascades in effect today

 Posted: 7:15 AM November 08, 2012

The Southern and South Central Oregon Cascades ranges could see up to 4 inches of snow by early Friday, according to a statement from the National Weather Service released today.

NWS officials said a winter weather advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. today until 4 a.m. Friday, meaning periods of snow that could cause potential travel difficulties for motorists. Locations affected by the snowfall will include Interstate 5 at the Siskiyou Summit, Crater Lake, Crescent Lake, Diamond Lake, Howard Prairie, they said.

Motorists should be prepared for hazardous driving conditions on Highway 140 near Lake of the Woods, Highway 66, Highway 62 near Union Creek and Crater Lake, Highway 230, Highway 58 at the Willamette Pass and Highway 138 at the Diamond Lake summit.

Snow showers are predicted to increase during the day and into the night.

Motorists should visit www.tripcheck.com to get updates on current road conditions before traveling.

— Ryan Pfeil


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