East Rim Drive in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon is CLOSED Due To Snow

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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…

Webcams: https://www.nps.gov/crla/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

Chain laws: https://tripcheck.com/Pages/Chain-Law

For questions contact the Visitor Center at (541) 594-3000.

Crater Lake National Park, OR today. image: crater lake national park
Rim Drive in Crater Lake National Park, OR

Winter Weather Advisory for Crater Lake, OR

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


* 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
Crater Lake National Park, OR’s Rim Drive with snow on it today. image: crater lake national park
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, 9/28/19
Stock image of Crater Lake, OR. image: wikipedia

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