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Thursday: Another Day of Snow Closures

BEND, OR -- A massive winter storm continues to dump snow across Central Oregon. The system began Saturday night. By Monday morning, the region awoke to about 12" of snow on the ground, tying up the commute and canceling schools. Visit Tripcheck.com for a look at the latest chain restrictions, closures and delays on area highways. 


The Redmond Airport closed Monday at about 9 a.m. While snow-removal operations continued, the rate of snowfall impacted electronics required for safe use of the airfield. It reopened at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Travelers can check the status of their flight on the Roberts Field website.


Thursday CLOSURES:

  • Bend-La Pine Schools
  • Redmond Schools
  • Crook County Schools
  • Sisters Schools
  • Culver Schools
  • Jefferson County 509-J
  • COCC
  • OSU-Cascades
  • No trash pickup for Bend Garbage, High Country and Cascade Disposal. Customers can put extra out next week
  • Bend Parks and Rec Kids Inc before and after school and sports programs 


The National Weather Service calls it a "prolonged snow event" and has extended the Winter Storm Warning to 4 a.m. Thursday.

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