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Thursday Weather-Related Closures

BEND, OR -- As frigid weather moves back into Central Oregon, a number of agencies plan to close early on Thursday, January 18. The Jefferson County Sheriff issued an alert urging people to stay off the roads, due to "unpredictable weather patterns setting into our area." The message goes on to note, "ODOT is having difficulties keeping up with road maintenance due to various slide-offs." 

All Central Oregon Community College campuses will close at 1 p.m. Thursday. Classes, events and remote classes are canceled afte that time.

OSU-Cascades closes at 2 p.m.

Crook County offices will close at 2 p.m., due to the forecast of freezing rain and the potential impact on driving conditions. 

Sisters Library is closed due to a water leak.

Bend-La Pine Schools and Redmond Schools canceled all after-school activities Thursday.

Bend Parks and Rec facilities close at 4:15 Thursday. Facilities include the Pavilion. Juniper Swim & Fitness and the Larkspur Community Center.  


Photo: Highway 97/26 interchange in downtown Madras, courtesy of ODOT Tripcheck. 01/18/24

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