In eastern Oregon, black
ice and blowing snow have caused extremely hazardous driving conditions. Last
Wednesday an emergency radio broadcast included the blizzard warning: "If
you travel, you're putting your life at risk."
In addition, snow, high
winds, downed trees and accidents have caused closures or restricted traffic
conditions on Interstate 5 crossing the Siskiyous; I-84 near Cascade Locks,
and U.S. 20 near Lebanon.
As of Oct. 30, U.S. 95
is reporting ice on the road surface and "A" conditions are in effect
there and on most summits. Under "A" conditions all vehicles must
carry chains. Rain is reported on I-5 and I-84 near the Cascade Locks.
For up-to-date weather
and road condition information, go to the ODOT travel information web site