I-5 closed between Yreka, Redding

ASHLAND, Ore. —Weather is really picking up the further you head south.

There are road alerts to be aware of if you’re daring to drive through this storm.

According to TripCheck, drivers can expect a 20 minute to 2 hour delay getting over the Siskiyou Summit.

The Oregon Department of Transportation crews say Interstate 5, Siskiyou Summit mile post 11-0 have full chain requirements for all vehicles except 4x4s unless towing.

Interstate 5 is closed between Yreka and Redding due to blizzard conditions and heavy snow.

Crews from ODOT have been out all day long, preparing for this winter storm.

“What we don’t want to have happened is stranded motorists in snow zones where we can not get plows operating and then they end up stuck,” says Gary Leaming with ODOT.

At this point, Leaming says if you haven’t hit the road, don’t.

If you absolutely need to, make sure you’re prepared for the possibility of getting stuck.

To check road conditions in Oregon use, TripCheck.com, and the site: quick map in California.

 

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Jenna King
NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.