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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.

Closures for Wednesday, Dec. 14

North Wasco County Schools will be CLOSED on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 due to incoming inclement weather. Dufur School District: Closed Mid-Columbia Children's Council: Closed. Petersburg AM class starts at 11 am, Parent Transport, PM class and Parent night canceled. The Dalles head Start Closed. Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s Mindfulness Breath Work class scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 14 at Water’s Edge has been canceled.

I84 closed through gorge

UPDATE: ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 are now open between Hood River and Troutdale but the eastbound lanes remain closed with no ETA for re-opening.Motorists should drive slowly and use caution. The Oregon Department Of Transportation closed eastbound Interstate 84 through the Columbia River Gorge Saturday morning from Troutdale to Hood River, milepost 17 to milepost 64, after icy conditions caused numerous accidents. The westbound lanes remain open. ODOT will re-open the road when conditions improve and the the road is safe again. UPDATE: ODOT requesting tuckers halted by closure of I-84 westbound at Hood River to park in The Dalles instead of traveling to Hood River. No truck parking available in HR and no parking on freeway permitted. Exit 82 to 6th and 7th St's. in The Dalles. CANCELLED: Wahtonka Community School Holiday Bazaar has been rescheduled from Saturday, Dec. 10, to Saturday Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Wahtonka Campus. Santa pictures. Cost $2 or 2 cans of food, to benefit Community

Friday closures and delays

Sherman County School District Superintendent Wes Owens announced that the district cancelled school and all basketball games for Friday, Dec. 9. North Wasco County Schools will be CLOSED on Friday, December 9th, 2016 due to inclement weather. All events/activities are canceled. District 7 Circuit Courts are closed today – affecting Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler counties. All Hood River County Library District locations - Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale - will be closed on Friday, December 9, due to inclement weather. Columbia Gorge Community College: Campuses closed Friday Dec.9th.

Weather closures for Thursday

A list of weather related school and program closures for Thursday: UPDATE: Columbia Gorge Community College: Campuses will be closed at noon Thursday Dec. 8th and all day Friday Dec. 9th. UPDATE: TDHS games and choir events cancelled. TDMS Games, builders club cancelled. UPDATE: Friends of D21 Music Fundraiser - braveART, Paint Party - CANCELED UPDATE: Dry Hollow Elementary School: Winter Program for 1st grade, 5th grade and Valhalla - CANCELED UPDATE: Mosier Community / Middle School: Family Night, Dinner & Performance - RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

Storm warnings issued

HOOD RIVER - Hood River County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management advises that NOAA/National Weather Services is predicting the Columbia River Gorge and particularly the Hood River Valley will have significant snow and possible high wind impacts tomorrow (Thursday), December 8th through Friday. Storm arrival is predicted to be around 10am and they warn to not be fooled by mild conditions in the morning hours. Snow will be continuous all day and night with 5-10 inches of snow at river level. Snow will turn to freezing rain with a 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice predicted. Wind gusts of 55 to 75 mph may occur in the western gorge. Please plan accordingly. Transportation will be significantly hampered and there is potential for power outage and other secondary problems.

UPDATE: 19th Street now open in vicinity of hospital

UPDATE: Nineteenth street in the area of Mid-Columbia Medical Center is now open to traffic, vehicle and pedestrian, as crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue respond to a leaking oxygen tank, according to Wasco County emergency dispatch.

UPDATE: phone service restored

CenturyLink repairs phone outage

911 service still affected

CenturyLink switch located in The Dalles is problem source

Gas station robbed

A male and female, both wearing masks and brandishing guns, held up a gas station on the west end of town late Sunday night and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police say.

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Car crashes near Riverfront park, Marina

A vehicle crashed at Riverfront Park and The Dalles Marina, and the driver reportedly ran into the river Thursday afternoon. Investigation ongoing. Details in Friday's Chronicle.

Middle school teacher's aide arrested in TD

Jose Luis Martinez-Robledo, 48, a teacher's aide at The Dalles Middle School, was arrested at his home Oct. 12 and is charged with two counts of Sexual Harassment, according to a joint statement by Northern Wasco County School District (NWCSD) Superintendent Candy Armstrong and Sergeant Douglas Kramer of The Dalles Police.

Delay in today's print edition

Due to a technical glitch in our printing process, today's paper

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Fire closes highway near Biggs Junction east of The Dalles

Oregon State Police report a Brush/Grass fire caused by a recreational vehicle has both directions of I-84 closed at MP123. Check http://tripcheck.com for detour information.

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House fire burns Fourth and Lincoln in The Dalles

A two-story house with three apartments burned at Lincoln and Fourth streets near the Saint Peters Landmark Saturday morning.

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