For the first time this year, the gates at Fern Hill Road are up, blocking access to a popular route for Gales Creek (and Forest Grove) commuters trying to get to the east side of the county.
Snow has heavily obscured portions of western Washington County, rapidly clogging area highways.
For thousands of Portland General Electric customers, high winds meant power outages across the region, some overnight and into Tuesday morning.
After a weeklong closure, Fern Hill Road on the edge of Forest Grove has reopened.
The gates are up at Fern Hill Road.
Oregon’s top elected officials pledged to spend millions of dollars on winter road maintenance after dire warnings from the state Department of Transportation that highways would go unplowed because of a budget shortfall.
The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for much of the region early Friday morning.
Fire season in this corner of Oregon will end Sunday, October 1, the Oregon Department of Forestry said.
Fire danger was at moderate until Thursday, when high temperatures brought it back to “high.”
Tuesday morning, ODF officials brought it back down to moderate.