Storm Update: Snow expected to diminish with partial clearing tonight and icy roads.
Storm Update 1/6/19 4:53pm
The NWS Medford says that snow showers will begin to diminish later this evening and partial clearing will occur. As skies begin to clear, temperatures will drop and slushy and snowy roads will turn to ice. A forecasted low of 24 tonight for the local Klamath Falls area will provide very icy conditions well into Monday morning.
The concern with icy roads also includes some areas west of the Cascades in the lower valleys for those of you who may be traveling that way tomorrow. Tripcheck.com and The NWS have updates regarding these and other warnings.
Klamath Alerts has been tracking multiple slide offs and injury accidents in Klamath County this afternoon on Highway 97, Highway 58, Highway 140 East, and other areas.
Please use extreme caution while driving tonight and into the morning hours. Plan on a slippery morning commute and consider leaving yourself extra time in the morning so you don’t feel rushed to your destination.
As always our live alerts and updates are available on our breaking news service.
Winter Weather Advisory issued January 06 at 2:19PM PST until January 07 at 9:00AM PST by NWS Medford
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST MONDAY…
* WHAT… Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 9 inches are expected.
* WHERE… Most of Klamath County and Western and southern Lake County. This includes Davis Creek, Willow Ranch, Highway 395 from Davis Creek north, Highway 395 between Lakeview and Valley Falls, highway 140 east of Dairy northwest of Klamath Falls and highway 97 north of Modoc Point.
* WHEN… Until 9 AM PST Monday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… Plan on difficult travel conditions. Windy conditions will accompany the snow at times over the high terrain, and damage to trees is possible. Snow covered roads and significant reductions in visibility are expected. Snow will decrease later this evening, but roads will remain snow covered and icy into Monday morning.
* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD
* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.
* Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities.
* See https://www.tripcheck.com or http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov for latest road conditions.
* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.