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Trump Approves Oregon Disaster Assistance For Winter Storm

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 3:40 p.m.

The White House says funding is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments on a cost sharing basis.  

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Rock Salt Approved For Use On I-84 In Oregon Next Winter

East Oregonian | Aug. 5, 2017 1:25 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation will experiment with using rock salt on Interstate 84 between Boardman and the Idaho border during icy weather.

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Oregon's Wet Winter Good News For Some, Not So Good For Others

Statesman Journal | April 8, 2017 12:48 p.m.

Hydrologists say this winter was Oregon's wettest winter since 1999. For some, that's reason to celebrate. Others, not so much.

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Oregon, Idaho Onion Industry Rebuilds Following Winter Damage

Capital Press | March 11, 2017 3:22 p.m. | Nyssa, Oregon

The region’s vibrant onion industry is rushing to rebuild their storage and packing facilities after 4 feet of snow and ice crushed the buildings and destroyed the onions and equipment inside.

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Avalanche Warning Issued For Mount Hood

Statesman Journal | Feb. 28, 2017 1:53 p.m.

A strong storm hitting Northwest mountains has created dangerous avalanche conditions in the Mount Hood area, officials said on Tuesday.

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Crews Struggle To Fix Roads Hammered By Snow And Rain East Of The Cascades

Northwest News Network | Feb. 22, 2017 3:20 p.m.

Roads in a large swath of central and eastern Washington and Oregon have been devastated by melting snow and heavy rain.

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As Northwest Snow Recedes, Snow Removal Costs Tally Up

Northwest News Network | Feb. 14, 2017 8:15 a.m.

In Washington and Oregon, head-high piles of snow are starting to melt out east of the Cascades. But even Northwest cities that are used to clearing abundant snow are tallying up extra costs this winter.

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Travelers Stuck In Central Washington Moving Again After Passes Reopen

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2017 2:32 p.m.

A major bottleneck in Ellensburg and other central Washington towns is loosening up as two of the main Cascade mountain highway passes reopened Friday.

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Oregon Governor Extends Statewide Emergency Declaration

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 12:42 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended a statewide emergency declaration Friday. The declaration will now last another 30 days.

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Flooding Closes Oregon's Coastal Highway; Other Areas Hit

AP | Feb. 9, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service's weather map Thursday morning was a multi-colored puzzle of warnings, watches and advisories.

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Portland Could Get Up To 4 Inches Of Snow Sunday

OPB | Feb. 4, 2017 1:47 p.m. | Portland

The Portland metro area could be in for another heaping helping of snow Sunday afternoon into Monday — or not. The area could see up to a foot of snow if temperatures drop low enough.

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Portland Promises More Plows, Salt For Next Winter Storm

Portland Tribune | Feb. 1, 2017 1:55 p.m.

Portland officials announced a new plan for winter weather in the city, calling for more plows, more salt and more streets cleared.

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Trump Frees Federal Aid For Oregon Winter Storm Relief

AP | Jan. 27, 2017 5 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown had requested the Presidential Disaster Declaration. The storm caused more than $16 million in damage, including to hundreds of miles of publicly owned power lines.

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Oregon Senators Request Federal Relief For SE Oregon Snow

AP | Jan. 26, 2017 1:36 p.m. | Ontario, Oregon

The region received 16 inches of snow overnight on Jan. 18 on top of about two feet of existing snow. The accumulation caused numerous roofs to collapse and roads were impassable for days.

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Snow-Covered Buildings Collapsing In Rare Western Weather

AP | Jan. 24, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Boise

The accumulated weight of snow has crushed an old lumber mill in Oregon, the main grocery store in a small Idaho town, a sports complex in Alaska and a conference center in Colorado, among others.

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Oregon Education Officials Offer Relief To Snow-Battered Schools

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 3:03 p.m. | Portland

Oregon school districts have canceled as many as 13 days due to snow. State officials may let schools off the hook for two.

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Rampant Road Closures As Oregon Winter Weather Continues

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 11:09 a.m. | Portland

The Portland area is already seeing landslides. Eastern Oregon is still frozen.

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Ice Storm Paralyzes Columbia River Gorge

AP | Jan. 18, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice.

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Oregon Schools To Homebound Kids: Please Read And Do Math

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 4:36 p.m. | Portland

The ice, harsh winds and steep hills conspired to keep the Corbett School District superintendent from even reaching the office Wednesday, along with all of the district's students.

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Parents Are Feeling Trapped As Snow Days Pile Up In The Tri-Cities

Northwest News Network | Jan. 18, 2017 4:11 p.m.

Old Man Winter has struck again east of the Cascades. Residents woke up Wednesday to find the deep snow covering the area frosted by an ice storm.