Current road conditions, storm outlook

Medford, Ore. — ODOT crews are fully staffed as the region gets its first dose of winter weather. Between Grants Pass, Ashland, and the High Cascades, ODOT has 30 plows out and equipped with sand or de-icer.

So far the department has only had to implement chain requirements for Diamond Lake, but they are watching the changing conditions. They urge travelers to do the same, as they hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday.

“It’s going to get cold and you could run into a snow shower, and if not and we get some clearing it could ice up,” ODOT spokesperson Gary Leaming says, “so you just have to look and see what those conditions are before you go.”

Drivers are urged to lower their speeds and leave extra room between the car in front of them. Don’t forget to visit TripCheck, or if you’re traveling the Siskiyous, 1610 AM will give you the most current conditions.

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