A winter storm dumped three and a half inches on the valley floor Friday snarling traffic, creating hazardous driving conditions, scores of accidents and many event cancellations. Other areas reported as much as six inches of snow including Grants Pass, Medford and Ashland. Mt. Ashland’s website reported three inches of new snow as of last night.
A few snow flurries remain intermittently but no new accumulation is expected. The danger now is for icy roads as the forecast is calling for temperatures to remain below freezing and drop into single digits tonight
At its peak Friday schools were all closed, city hall and the county courthouse were all closed and Triple A of Oregon was reporting a two to four hour wait.
The Oregon Department of Transportation reported 100 vehicle crashes on state highways in Josephine and Jackson Counties as of 4:30 Friday afternoon.
Rogue Community College will remain closed throughout the weekend. No Saturday classes of labs will be held. The S A T testing scheduled at Grants Pass High School has been rescheduled for December 21st.
The Growers Market today is cancelled and the North Valley Christmas Bazaar has been rescheduled for next Saturday, the 14th and the annual Christmas Parade has been cancelled.