winter weather

Are you prepared for winter weather?

ASHLAND, Ore. — Believe it or not, now is the ideal time to get prepared for winter weather. Experts say you might find it on a nearby mountain pass sometime soon. Before taking a trip, assistant manager, Shim Baxter, at Ashland’s “Les …

Icy roads keep local towing company busy

MEDFORD, Ore. — With snow across the region, local towing companies are working around the clock to help keep you safe. Dicks Towing and Transport said they’ve responded to a number of calls including accidents and slide-offs on Jacksonville Hill and on …

Shelters prepare for winter storm

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Local shelters and warming centers are continuing to prepare to make sure everyone out in the cold this weekend can get off the streets. Ashland Community Resource Center and the Kelly Shelter in Medford said their shelters are …

Tire chains? Here’s how to put them on

MEDFORD, Ore. — Tire chains. Something we all know about and have to have, but might not know how to put on. “Do em before you need ’em, obviously,” said Brett Anderson of Les Schwab Tires in Medford. “When you are in …

AAA: Now is the busiest time for holiday travel

MEDFORD, Ore. — 1.4 million Oregonians will travel over the holiday, that’s according to the American Automobile Association. AAA says Thursday is the busiest day of the year to travel, but that didn’t stop travelers in Medford. “I said uh… Houston, we have …

Mt. Ashland on track for weekend opening

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — No one is happier about the recent snow than Mt. Ashland Ski Area, they’re hoping to open this weekend. Right now Mt. Ashland is measuring 24 inches on the snow stake. But despite the weekend help from mother …

ODOT preps for winter storm

The first significant winter storm of the season is on the way, and drivers are being urged to use extreme caution on the roads. The Oregon Department of Transportation was prepping for the winter storm all day Friday. ODOT told NBC5 News …