Crater Lake National Park, Oregon just announced that East Rim Drive is temporarily closed due to snow.
Crater Lake is currently under a Winter Weather Advisory that is calling for 1-3″ of snow Saturday & Sunday.
Crater Lake is one of the purest bodies of water on Earth.
Crater Lake is 1,949-feet-deep making it the deepest lake in the USA.
Road Closure 🚧:
An early winter storm over the weekend has created hazardous driving conditions on Rim Drive. East Rim Drive has been closed until conditions improve. West Rim Drive, the North Entrance, and all other roads are still open for now, but may be closed if conditions worsen.
Vehicles are required to carry chains or have traction tires installed. Minimum fine is $195 for not carrying them.
Visibility is hit or miss, with gorgeous views of the lake with fresh snow one minute and dense fog the next. We don’t mean to scare anyone off, just be prepared for winter conditions and please drive safely.
Weather forecast: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php…
Chain laws: https://tripcheck.com/Pages/Chain-Law
For questions contact the Visitor Center at (541) 594-3000.
Winter Weather Advisory for Crater Lake, OR
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Medford OR 1241 PM PDT Sat Sep 28 2019 .An unusual and cold air mass for this time of the year will move into the area today and remain overhead through the weekend. The window of opportunity for road snow accumulations from showers is expected to be from shortly after dark until mid morning Sunday. Overall, we are not expecting significant snow accumulation, but given that it`s early in the season and the unusual nature of this storm, even a little snow could result in travel difficulties. South Central Oregon Cascades- Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-Klamath Basin- Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County- Including the cities of Crater Lake, Crescent Lake, Diamond Lake, Howard Prairie, and Chemult ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM PDT SUNDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations 1 to 2 inches with local amounts up to 3 inches. * WHERE...Mainly above 4500 feet. This includes highways 230, 138, 58, 62, 66, 31, 140 and highway 97 north of Chiloquin. * WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 9 AM PDT Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slushy, snow covered and slippery road conditions. Visibility may be reduced at times. * View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD