Winter Advisory for Coast Range May Mean Minor Travel Annoyance
(The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an advisory for travel over the Oregon coast range later tonight, predicting plenty of snow at various times through Saturday morning. The winter weather advisory was issued by the NWS earlier Friday and is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Both the central and north Oregon coast range will get snow above the 1,000-foot elevation, as well as the Willapa Hills in southwest Washington.
Snow levels will lower to between 1,000 and 1,500 feet tonight, reaching near the the highway passes crossing the Oregon coast range.
“Snow accumulations of two to six inches are expected tonight through Saturday afternoon,” the NWS said in its bulletin. “A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.”
So far, all the traffic cameras along the Oregon coast range show no hints of snow. You can keep an eye on constantly updated traffic conditions at the Oregon Coast Road Conditions page, and check the Manzanita weather page for updated bulletins from the NWS. However, these conditions are not expected to be anything more than a minor annoyance at times.
For those heading to the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, taking Highway 20 between Corvallis and Newport will be easy going as it is not as high as some of the other coast range highways.
These travel routes include Highway 26 between Portland and Seaside, Cannon Beach and Manzanita; Highway 30 to Astoria; Highway 6 towards Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach.
For the central Oregon coast, this includes Highway 34, Highway 18, Highway 20 and Highway 126 to towns like Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Yachats and Florence.
The roads should be without any problems by Saturday night.
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