The White House says funding is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments on a cost sharing basis.
The Oregon Department of Transportation will experiment with using rock salt on Interstate 84 between Boardman and the Idaho border during icy weather.
News | Environment | Recreation | localStatesman 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.
News | local | Agriculture | BusinessCapital 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.
Roads in a large swath of central and eastern Washington and Oregon have been devastated by melting snow and heavy rain.
News | Environment | localNorthwest 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.
A major bottleneck in Ellensburg and other central Washington towns is loosening up as two of the main Cascade mountain highway passes reopened Friday.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended a statewide emergency declaration Friday. The declaration will now last another 30 days.
The National Weather Service's weather map Thursday morning was a multi-colored puzzle of warnings, watches and advisories.
News | Communities | localPortland 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.
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.
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.
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.
Oregon school districts have canceled as many as 13 days due to snow. State officials may let schools off the hook for two.
The Portland area is already seeing landslides. Eastern Oregon is still frozen.
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.
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.