Winter Weather Causes Slick Conditions

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LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The winter storm may have moved out of Lane County, but the moisture it left behind could still cause some problems for travelers headed to the Cascades.

The snow and slush from that winter storm could potentially freeze overnight and cause some patches of black ice. Roads in higher elevations are already extremely slick and it could get worse with colder temperatures tonight.

Many roads in the Cascades are requiring chains for drivers. The national weather service has said that travel conditions could be very dangerous this weekend.

Residents of Blue River say drivers on Highway 126 need to be on high alert.

“There’s always that spot in between plows or in between saltings. Sometimes it can be pretty treacherous,” said Blue River resident Melanie Stanley.

There have also been plenty of high winds this weekend, adding the possibility of whiteout conditions.

ODOT crews should be out in full force this weekend to make sure the roads are safe for travelers.

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