Low-elevation snow arrives in W. Oregon; roads clear in valley; snowy in mountainsIf you’re traveling over the pass, watch out for low-elevation snow. Learn more here. Zach Urness/Salem Statesman Journal
Low-elevation snow arrived in western Oregon mostly as expected Tuesday morning, bringing a dusting to a half inch of snow in Salem, Eugene and other Mid-Willamette Valley cities while dropping considerably more in the foothills and mountains.
Most roads remained warm enough to avoid sticking snow and traffic is largely not impacted in the Portland, Salem and Eugene corridor on Interstate 5. South Salem gained about a half-inch of snow and there is some roadside snow along I-5.
Wet flurries are forecast in the higher elevations of Willamette Valley cities and the foothills until about 10…
Santiam Pass Ski Lodge Shapes Up
The historic Santiam Ski Lodge is getting a glow up! Read more about the transformation here.
Located just west of the Hoodoo Ski Bowl at Santiam Pass, the historic Santiam Pass Ski Lodge is garnering the attention it deserves. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from July 1939 to February 1940, the lodge has stood empty and deserted since 1986, except for some periodic maintenance by the U.S. Forest Service and wandering rodents. But restoration efforts now underway are breathing new life into the structure, which is listed on the Federal Register of Historic Places and which Restore…