Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 @ 3:07 p.m. / Weather
Snow's Falling on 199; More Expected Wednesday
Snow has fallen on U.S. 199 at Collier Tunnel and more is expected Wednesday, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Del Norte County interior with snow levels expected to drop to 1,000 feet Monday evening.
Though snow showers will taper off on Tuesday, snow levels will again hover at about 1,500 feet or even lower starting at about 4 a.m. Wednesday through early Thursday morning, meteorologist Josh Whisnant told the Wild Rivers Outpost on Monday.
Snow will also impact the Humboldt County interior, particularly at Berry Summit on State Route 299 as well as through Trinity County, Whisnant said.
“It’s going to be a lot of travel hazards on the mountain passes, especially,” he said. “And lower elevations will still get a good amount of rain so check the forecast and travel safe.”
According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, snow is sticking on U.S. 199 at Hayes Hill between Cave Junction and Grants Pass. Snow is also sticking on Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass.
More snow is also expected on I-5 at Siskiyou Summit.