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Closures, Delays For Friday, January 19

BEND, OR -- Weather is again hampering travel Friday, leading to multiple closures and delays. 

SCHOOLS:

  • Bend-La Pine Schools are closed
  • Crook County Schools are closed
  • Culver Schools are closed
  • Jefferson County 509J Schools are closed
  • Redmond Schools are closed
  • All COCC campuses are closed Friday and Saturday
  • OSU-Cascades is closed

OTHER CLOSURES & DELAYS:

  • State offices are closed in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco, Gilliam, Sherman and Hood River counties. 
  • Deschutes County Circuit Court is closed
  • The Redmond Airport closed at 2 p.m. Thursday, due to freezing rain. It reopened Friday morning, but numerous flights are delayed or canceled. Travelers are urged to check their flight status with their airline. 
  • Bend Park and Recreation District is delaying the opening of recreation facilities. The Pavilion, Juniper Swim & Fitness and Larkspur Community Center will open at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting.
  • Crook County offices will open on a two-hour delay.
  • Crook County Parks and Recreation's district office is closed.
  • Jefferson County Community/Senior Center is closed, no meals provided.
  • The Deschutes Historical Museum is closed.
  • The Humane Society of Central Oregon shelter and thrift store are closed. 

LIBRARIES:

  • Deschutes Public Library branches opening 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Downtown Bend, East Bend, Redmond, Sunriver. 
  • La Pine Library branch opens noon to 4 p.m.
  • Sisters Library branch is closed due to a burst pipe and water leak.
  • Crook County Library on a two-hour delay.

Oregon Governor Tina Kotek declared a statewide emergency, late Thursday, due to this week’s severe ice storm. The announcement comes after multiple counties submitted assessments and requests, on the sixth day of impacts. 

A state of emergency declaration allows counties to access federal resources through FEMA and other sources.

Kotek noted thousands of Oregonians have been impacted by the storm … from power outages to a lack of transportation and an array of safety concerns.

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