12 Inches of Snow Expected in High Elevations on Highway 140

Rain in lower elevations is expected to turn into snow tonight. As you go up Highway 140 towards the summit, expect 12 inches of snow.

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017 6:44 PM
Updated: Dec. 19, 2017 6:49 PM

Hwy 140, OR. -- Rain in lower elevations is expected to turn into snow tonight. As you go up Highway 140 towards the summit, expect 12 inches of snow. 

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ODOT says this is a typical winter storm, but it is the first of the season and drivers will have to adjust to the new conditions. The storm should last for about 12 hours, but the snow will stick in colder areas at higher elevations.

ODOT says there will be 10 plows on Highway 140, and the crews are eager to start helping. Today a local plow company in Rocky Point told Newswatch12 drivers need to take it slow as they're commuting over the summit over the next couple days.

ODOT says drivers need to take more time for their morning commute on Highway 140. Allow at least an additional 10 to 20 minutes to drive on the snowy roads. 

There will be 35 mile an hour winds in some areas. ODOT says to carry chains if you are driving along Highway 140. The agency also recommends keeping track of road conditions by monitoring Tripcheck.

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