Closures and delays for Friday, January 20 as of 5:45 a.m.

Closures and delays for Friday, January 20

SCHOOLS

CLOSED
• Columbia Gorge Community College – Hood River campus closed. The Dalles campus open normal business hours.
• Skamania Sch. Dist. 2 – Closed
• Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist. – Closed

TWO HOURS LATE
• Horizon Christian – Hood River – 2 Hours Late. The bus will run.
• Lyle Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool
• Mill A Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late. Bus will use snow routes above Willard and on Little Rock Creek Rd.
• North Wasco Co. SD 21 – 2 Hours Late
• White Salmon Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late

ON TIME, BUT BUSES ON SNOW ROUTES
• Glenwood Sch. Dist. – Buses on snow routes
• Mt. Pleasant Sch. Dist. – Buses on snow routes
HEAD START

• Mid-Columbia Children’s Council – White Salmon Head Start and Early Head Start childcare 2 hour delay opening at 8:30. The Dalles EHS/Head Start 2hr delay. Afternoon class 10-1:30 No morning class.
• OCDC Headstart – Odell Center – CLOSED. The Dalles Center – 2 hours late

OTHER

Closures and delays for Thursday, January 19 UPDATE 7:55 a.m.

Closures and delays for Thursday, January 19

SCHOOLS

CLOSED

• Hood River Co. Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Klickitat Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Lyle Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Mill A Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Skamania Sch. Dist. 2 – Closed
• Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Horizon Christian – Hood River – Close
• White Salmon Sch. Dist. – Closed

TWO HOURS LATE

Both campuses of Columbia Gorge Community College will open at 10 am today. Classes scheduled before 10 am are canceled, classes starting at 10 am or later will run as scheduled.

• Centerville Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes
• Dufur Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late
• Columbia Lutheran in The Dalles – 2 hours Late
• Glenwood Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late, No preschool, Buses on snow routes, no out-of-district transportation
• Goldendale Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late
• Mt. Pleasant Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes
• North Wasco Co. SD 21 – 2 Hours Late
• Sherman Co. Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late
• St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles – 2 Hours Late
• Wishram Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late, No AM prescho ol

HEAD START

•• Mid-Columbia Children’s Council – Belmont Head Start Closed;Goldendale Center 2 hour delay;White Salmon Head Start and Early Head Start Childcare open 9:00-4:30 The Dalles EHS/Head Start 2hr delay. AM class 10-1:30. No PM class; Petersburg Head Start AM Class 11-2:30, bus on snow routes, PM class canceled; Country Club Head Start closed;
• OCDC Headstart – Odell CLOSED and The Dalles  – 2 hours late.

OTHER
• The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs meeting this morning at 7 am has been canceled. The Chamber’s annual awards banquet will take place tonight at the Readiness Center as planned.

 

Closures, cancellations and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 18 UPDATE 10:20 a.m.

Quick fact: should the word be spelled canceled or cancelled? The one-l spelling is more common in American English and the double-l spelling more common in British English. For what it’s worth, the Associated Press Style Book, which is used by many media outlets, recommends canceled. We’ll try to keep with that spelling, though when cutting and pasting from submitted emails, you may see a double-l from time to time.

Quick fact: should the word be spelled canceled or cancelled? The one-l spelling is more common in American English and the double-l spelling more common in British English. For what it’s worth, the Associated Press Style Book, which is used by many media outlets, recommends canceled. We’ll try to keep with that spelling, though when cutting and pasting from submitted emails, you may see a double-l from time to time.

SCHOOLS CLOSED

• Columbia Gorge Community College – All campuses closed
• Centerville Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Columbia Lutheran School in The Dalles – Closed
• Dufur Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Glenwood Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Goldendale Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Hood River Co. Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Horizon Christian – Hood River – Closed
• Klickitat Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Lyle Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Mill A Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Mt. Pleasant Sch. Dist. – Closed
• North Wasco Co. SD 21 – Closed
• Skamania Sch. Dist. 2 – Closed
• So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist. – Closed
• St. Mary’s Academy – Closed
• Trout Lake Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist. – Closed
• White Salmon Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Wishram Sch. Dist. – Closed
HEAD START

• Mid-Columbia Children’s Council – Goldendale Center Closed; Country Club Head Start Closed; The Dalles/Wahtonka child care closed. The Dalles EHS/Head Start closed; Belmont Head Start Closed; Parkdale Head Start closed; Carson Head Start Closed; Petersburg Head Start Closed;White Salmon Head Start and Early Head Start Childcare Closed

• OCDC Headstart – Odell and The Dalles sites – CLOSED

OTHER

Link public transportation in The Dalles closed today.

Mid-Columbia Senior Center closed today

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce closed today

All Klickitat County government offices will be closed today.

City of The Dalles Public Works will be closed today.

The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library will be closed all day Wednesday, January 18th.

No Senior meal in White Salmon today.

No garbage service in Goldendale today and the transfer stations are closed.

No Hood River Run Route and other limited service for Mt. Adams Transportation today

No garbage collection in Goldendale today.

The Sherman County Court meeting regularly scheduled for today has ben canceled.

7th Judicial District: Hood River and Wasco County Circuit Courts closed today

Continued hazardous road conditions in the Columbia River Gorge and to the east have forced the closure of several DMV offices.
These DMV offices are closed Wednesday:

* Enterprise
* Heppner (open Thursdays only)
* Hermiston
* Hood River
* La Grande
* Milton-Freewater
* Pendleton
* The Dalles

The Dalles Rotary meeting for noon Wednesday is canceled.

The Dalles City Council Goal Setting meeting for noon Wednesday is canceled

Wasco County offices delaying opening until noon today

North Central Public Health District’s office delayed opening today until 1 p.m.

County offices will open for business at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Gorge Owned’s Sense of Place Event will be canceled this evening due to winter weather and travel concerns throughout the Gorge. It has been rescheduled to February 1, 7pm at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Due to the closure of Interstate 84, The Dalles West Sixth Street from Webber west may have an accumulation of parked semi-trucks along the shoulders. The City of The Dalles Public Works Department recommends avoiding traveling along West Sixth Street due to the heavy congestion.

 

National Weather Service predicts freezing rain in the Gorge

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1100 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

…FREEZING PRECIPITATION LIKELY MONDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY…

.A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE INTERIOR NORTHWEST
TONIGHT THROUGH MIDWEEK. WARMER AIR RIDING OVER THE RESIDUAL
ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL RESULT IN A POTENTIAL FOR FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

ORZ041-WAZ024-171400-
/O.EXA.KPDT.WS.A.0004.170117T1800Z-170118T1500Z/
EAST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON-
EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…ARLINGTON…THE DALLES…
WHITE SALMON
1100 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM PST TUESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM PST TUESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS…ARLINGTON…THE DALLES…WHITE SALMON.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS…UP TO ONE HALF OF AN INCH.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…LESS THAN 2 INCHES OF SLEET.

* TIMING…A LIGHT WINTERY MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL
OCCUR LATE TUESDAY MORNING. STEADY FREEZING RAIN AND POSSIBLE
SLEET WILL OCCUR TUESDAY NIGHT. TRANSITION TO MAINLY RAIN WILL
BE WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…ICE WILL MAKE ROADWAYS HAZARDOUS. ICE ACCUMULATIONS
MAY CAUSE DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.

* WINDS…EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* SNOW LEVEL…2000 FEET RISING TO ABOVE 3000 FEET.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=PDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Press Release from Wasco County Emergency Management

PRESS RELEASE
1/16/2017
On 1/16/2017 the Wasco County Emergency Operations Center held a planning meeting for this week’s upcoming weather events. Indications of this event have the potential for flooding in the area along with ice accumulations. Both flooding and icing conditions have the potential to cause wide spread implications to residents, including but not limited to; power outages, residents evacuating homes due to high water levels, property damage, road closures, reduced emergency responses by law enforcement, fire and the emergency medical system.
We want to make sure all Wasco County citizens understand this is a “weather event” and can change at a moment’s notice and everybody should be prepared. We encourage all residents to be prepared for this event by having plenty of food stores, water and other items like medications.
We recommend citizens to help take care of their neighbors by checking on them and helping out whenever possible.
Information will be passed along to citizens using social media, radio stations, The Dalles Chronicle and the Wasco County Emergency Management Hotline. Make sure if you call 911 there is a true emergency, and do not call 911 for general information. The Wasco County Emergency Management Hotline number will be shared through the local media outlets as noted above as events evolve. The hotline number is 541-506-2792 and information will be updated on 1/17/2017 beginning at 8am.

Closures and delays for Tuesday, January 17 as of 12:30 p.m.

Closures and delays for Tuesday, January 17

• Columbia Gorge Community College – All campuses closed

SCHOOLS -CLOSED

• North Wasco Co. SD 21 – Closed
• St. Mary’s Academy – Closed
• Dufur Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Hood River Co. Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Horizon Christian – Hood River – Closed
• Goldendale Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Klickitat Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Lyle Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Mill A Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Mt. Pleasant Sch. Dist. – Closed
• So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Sherman Co. Sch. Dist. – Closed
• Skamania Sch. Dist. 2 – Closed
• Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist. – Closed
• White Salmon Sch. Dist. – Closed and district offices closed
• Wishram Sch. Dist. – Closed
HEAD START

• Mid-Columbia Children’s Council – White Salmon Head Start And Early Head Start Childcare are closed; Parkdale Head Start closed; Belmont Head Start Closed; Petersburg Head Start Closed; Country Club Head Start closed; Carson Head Start Closed; The Dales EHS/Head Start closed
• OCDC Headstart – Odell and The Dalles – Closed

OTHER
• Columbia River Gorge Commission listening session set for tonight at the Readiness Center in The Dalles has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
• No senior meal for Lyle or Goldendale today
• No Windy River Gleaners disturbation today due to inclement weather UPDATE
• Mid-Columbia Senior Center and Meals on Wheels Closed today UPDATE
• Tuesday night music and dance at Mid-Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles canceled
• All Sherman County departments have closed for 1/17.
• Urban Paper’s cookbook class that is schedule for tonight, January 17th is cancelled due to bad weather. We have rescheduled them to begin February 21st.  The Paint Nite event that was schecduled for tonight has been rescheduled for February 6th.

For Wednesday, January 18th:

•  Sherman County Court for 1/18 has been canceled. Sherman County offices will open at 10:00 a.m. on 1/18.
•  No Senior meal in White Salmon for 1/18. No Hood River Run Route and other limited service for Mt. Adams Transportation for 1/18