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Bridge repair starts Tuesday morning

Crews expect to begin work Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. on emergency repairs to an extensive amount of potholes on The Dalles bridge. There will be one-lane closures during daytime, an official said, and motorists can expect 10-15 minute delays.

Closures and delays, Friday Jan. 20

Interstate 84 re-opens through gorge

All lanes of Interstate 84 are again open in the Columbia River Gorge between Troutdale and Hood River, milepost 17 to milepost 62. The road has been closed since about 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 17 from a snowstorm that arrived three days after an ice storm struck the area. The storms brought down trees and power lines and left behind huge snowdrifts. ODOT crews, working around the clock, were able to re-open the road about 11 p.m. Thursday. The road is safe but travelers should still use caution. The Historic Columbia River Highway remains closed. Go to TripCheck.com for updates on road conditions. Due to inclement weather concerns, the SAT Testing scheduled for Saturday, January 21st, 2017 will be postponed until Saturday, February 4th, 2017 - doors will be open at 7:45 AM at The Dalles High School main campus. For additional information, please contact The Dalles High School Main Office at 541-506-3400. NWC Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Friday, January 20th, 2017 due to inclement weather. Columbia Gorge Community College: Hood River campus closed. The Dalles campus open normal business hours.

Closures and delays for Thursday, Jan. 19

North Wasco County School District 21 will open with a two hour delay Thursday, Jan. 19. Wishram Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool OCDC Headstart: Odell and The Dalles Centers - 2 hours late. Columbia Gorge Community College: Both campuses will open at 10 am. Classes scheduled before 10 am are canceled, classes starting at 10 am or after will run as scheduled.

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Delays and closures for Wednesday, Jan. 18

UPDATED 7:10 A.M. ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: I-84 is expected to remain closed all day Wednesday Troutdale to Hood River. Conditions remain extremely hazardous with the road icy and numerous downed trees. Mid-Columbia Senior center is closed. UPDATED 5:40 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 Washington's State Route 14 is closed to all vehicles both directions at milepost 19 near Evergreen Boulevard to milepost 65 at Hood River Bridge beginning at 3:34 am on January 18, 2017 until further notice. Previous closure cited downed trees and snow slides blocking both lanes in the vicinity of Dog Mountain Trailhead and Cook-Underwood Road. Interstate 84 remains closed in the Columbia River Gorge between Troutdale and Hood River, milepost 17 to 62, because of ice. The road will remain closed until conditions improve. Go to TripCheck.com for updates on road conditions. Due to the closure, increased truck traffic and parking is likely along W. Sixth Street in The Dalles. I-84 is also closed in eastern Oregon, westbound in Ontario and eastbound in Pendleton. High winds, blowing snow and icy conditions are expected to impact highways in the Union County area, and extended closures are anticipated. Travelers are advised to find a safe place to wait until conditions improve and the routes are open. The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th, and will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 18th, due to weather conditions. We are hoping to be open regular hours Thursday. North Wasco County SD21 closed Wednesday Sherman County Court scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017, has been canceled due to current and projected freezing rain conditions. Appointments will be rescheduled for future court dates. The Gorge Commission has postponed the Listening Session for Management Plan Review and Update that was scheduled for The Dalles Readiness Center tonight (Tuesday).

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Get ready for ice, flooding

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill is asking residents to prepare ahead for freezing rain and flooding in the days ahead that could bring power outages. UPDATED: Phone contact added UPDATE: HR info added

Prepare now for freezing rain or floods

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill and other local, state and federal emergency response managers are asking residents to prepare ahead for freezing rain and flooding in the days ahead that could bring power outages. “Community resiliency is what we are after here,” said Magill. “We don’t want people to be panicked, we want them to be prepared.”

Closures and delays for Friday, Jan. 13

North Wasco County Schools will be on a two hour delay Friday. Columbia Gorge Community College: Classes are canceled at both campuses. Campuses are open and staff should report to work. Centerville Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Klickitat Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late White Salmon Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Horizon Christian - Hood River: 2 Hours Late. The bus will run. OCDC Headstart: Multnomah County-Closed.Washington County-Closed. Odell and The Dalles staff report at 10 a.m. for pre-service. Mulino site-closed, staff report as instructed. Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Intel Oregon FIRST Lego League State Championships Postponed.

Closures and delays for Thursday, Jan. 12

Columbia Gorge Community College: All campuses closed North Wasco County Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 due to inclement weather. Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles in The Dalles and Hood River are closed.

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Closures and delays Jan. 11: Interstate 84 closed west of Hood River, blizzard conditions

Interstate 84 is is now open (as of 1 p.m.) from Troutdale (Milepost 17) to Hood River (milepost 64). The road through the Columbia River Gorge was closed late Tuesday because of bad weather. One Community Health is closed in The Dalles and Hood River today due to the weather. All Klickitat government buildings are closed. Chains are now required on all vehicles on state roads in the Portland area as of 5:30 a.m., traction devices aren't enough. With so many spin outs on NB I-5 near OR 217, the best route to downtown Portland or into Washington is now I-205. MCMC Closures Update: The following clinics are CLOSED today: - MCMC Surgical Services (closing at noon) - Water’s Edge Mind & Body Medicine - MCMC Therapy Services (Hood River and The Dalles) - Sleep Medicine - Dermatology (closing at noon) - Cardiology (closing at noon) The following clinics are OPEN today: - Water’s Edge Fitness Center (open until 5pm) - Columbia River Women’s Center (may close early this afternoon depending on cancellations) - MCMC Family Medicine - MCMC Internal Medicine (at Water’s Edge) - MCMC Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery - Occupational Health (may close early) - Gorge Urology (Hood River location may close early) Our Mindfulness Meditation class for tonight (Jan 11 at 7:00-8:30pm) has also been canceled due to weather. Additional area closures:

Storm will impact gorge travel, I-84

Columbia River Gorge braces for winter storm The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast at 11 a.m. today warned Columbia River Gorge emergency responders, travelers and residents that a significant snow dump at all elevations is forecasted this evening and into tomorrow, according to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office. The focus of the alert was the central and western gorge. According to the National Weather Service’s Portland office, the service has “upgraded the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning, which is in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday. An additional 8 to 14 inches of snow is likely in the central and western gorge.

Snow removal planned downtown TD

The City of The Dalles Public Works Department has been working to keep up with continuing snowfall, which is occasionally necessitating lane closures through the downtown corridor.

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Fire badly damages home Friday afternoon

A home in the 400 block of W. 11th St. was badly damage by heat and smoke early Friday afternoon.

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Storm warning issued for weekend

Storm could impact regional transportation

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the coming weekend, with “significant snow and or ice accumulations” over much of central Oregon, including the eastern Columbia River Gorge, including The Dalles.

Closures for Thursday, Dec. 15

Columbia Gorge Community College: The Dalles and Hood River campuses are closed. North Wasco County Schools will be closed on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 due to inclement weather. Mid-Columbia Children's Council: White Salmon Head Start and Early Head Start Childcare will be opening 2 hrs late at 8:30; Goldendale Head Start & Early Head Start 2 hours late; The Dalles and Wahtonka EHS/Head Start and Childcare closed; Petersburg Head Start Closed; Carson site AM & PM closed; Lyle Sch. Dist.: Closed Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes. Elementary Schools will begin at 9:40; Middle School at 10:25; High School at 10:20. White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed Centerville Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Dufur Sch. Dist.: Closed So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist.: Closed Horizon Christian - Hood River: Closed Sherman Co. Sch. Dist.: Closed Goldendale Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late State of Oregon: State agencies closed in Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Sherman, Wasco counties. Opening at noon: Portland-metro, Salem-metro, Lane and Lincoln county offices. Updates: http://oregon.gov/das/pages/buildingclosures.aspx UPDATE Contact info, for media use only: Matt Shelby Communications Strategist 503-378-3118 Matthew.Shelby@oregon.gov

Closures for Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 14

City Manager Julie Krueger has made the determination to close the City Offices today, Wednesday December 14, due to adverse weather conditions. All non-essential employees are being sent home at 3 p.m. City Offices will open on Friday, December 16, if weather permits. This closure includes employees at The Dalles/Wasco County Library. Columbia Gorge Community College: All classes beginning at 3:00 pm and after are canceled. Campus offices will remain open. All Wasco County offices will be closed as of 3 p.m. today - Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Lyle Sch. Dist.: Evening activities canceled. Winter Holiday Program Cancelled, no Afterschool Program Wishram Sch. Dist.: Winter program canceled. Rescheduled for Friday at 1:15. NCPHD is closing at 4pm today, December 14, 2016, due to inclement weather.

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