MEDFORD, Ore. — Driving through the mountains in Southern Oregon and Northern California has been made dangerous by increased snow and high winds. Wind gusts of 25 miles per hour rocked truck drivers at elevations above 5,000 feet, depending on what they were driving.
“You have to have some weight on. Flatbeds, it isn’t so bad, like the vans and all that, it’ll blow them around. You go through mountains and all that, lots of times you get a gust in between them,” said truck driver John Fagundes.
Truck drivers say they take extra precautions when they deal with winds and winter weather. Snow was also expected to limit visibility on mountain passes.