A message from Klamath County Sheriff’s Office regarding the upcoming storm

The National Weather Service has issued warnings and advisories this coming week for many areas of Southern Oregon and Northern California. With this being one of the heaviest weeks for travel during the year we want to advise people to pay close attention to weather forecasts and road conditions for mountain passes.

Road conditions may be difficult throughout the holiday weekend and we urge people to exercise caution while traveling during the holiday. There will likely be chain restrictions on many of the mountain passes and temperatures are forecasted to be in single digits or near zero later in the week.

Please make certain you and your vehicle are prepared for the cold weather. Keep drinking water, extra blankets, and additional non-perishable food in your vehicle when traveling in case you are delayed.

Be aware of your surroundings while traveling and take note of milepost numbers as it can assist emergency services personnel in locating you if you have an emergency.