January 16, 2020 4:30 a.m.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in place through Thursday afternoon for a wide area of the region.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service have included central Douglas County, the eastern Douglas County foothills, Crater Lake, Diamond Lake and the south-central and southern Oregon Cascades and Siskiyou Mountains in the advisory which is in place until 4:00 p.m.
Forecasters said storm reports and cameras from the Oregon Department of Transportation suggest snow levels are crashing down to 1,500 feet under some heavy precipitation.
In central Douglas County, additional accumulations of two to four inches of snow are forecast with winds gusting to 35 miles per hour. This includes Interstate Five south of Canyonville and Oregon 227 south of Tiller.
For higher elevations in the mountain areas, up to seven inches of snow may fall with winds gusting to 40 miles per hour over exposed terrain. This includes Interstate Five near the Siskiyou Summit as well as all of the state highways crossing the Cascades.
Forecasters said travel could be very difficult to impossible. Drivers at higher elevations should carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities.
Stay with News Radio 1240 KQEN and check for updates on the weather situation.