Central Oregon – Central Oregonians are digging out after getting hit hard by a snow storm that dumped over a foot of snow in less than 24 hours.
All COCC and OSU-Cascades classes are cancelled and all campuses are closed today, Wednesday 11/25/15. This includes all classes in Bend, Redmond, Madras, and Prineville. More info here.
The National Weather Service has ended the Winter Storm Warning for Central Oregon this morning.
Many motorists were stranded for several hours Tuesday night on Highway 97 south of Bend at Lava Butte and also in Bend on the Bend Parkway. Two jackknifed pickups and several slide-offs had emergency crews struggling to reach accidents because of the traffic congestion. Authorities discouraged travel as snow piled up to 14 inches in some local areas. Click here for state travel.
The storm caused flight cancellations and delays at Redmond Municipal Airport. If you are flying out of Redmond today, check with your airline and here.
Here’s what the forecast looks like for the rest of the week:
Today: mostly cloudy and colder. High 24.
Tonight: mainly clear and frigid. Low 10.
Thanksgiving Thursday: very cold with plenty of sunshine. High 27.
Friday: mostly sunny and cold. High 28.
Saturday: mostly cloudy and cold. High 29.
Sunday: mostly sunny and cold. High 31.
Monday: increasing cloudiness and cold. High 32.
Tuesday: a chance for snow. High 40.