An urgent project to replace a failed culvert beneath OR 202 (Nehalem Hwy.), approximately seven miles north of Jewell (MP 22.275), will result in the closure of the highway to through traffic near Tidewater Summit. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, December 16 and continuing until 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 17, the highway will be closed.
Astoria 911 is receiving reports of motor vehicle accidents on Highway 26 near mileposts 20-28. We have received reports of black ice on the highway. Emergency crews are on scene. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution if traveling in this area.
Astoria School District has been engaged in a collaborative partnership with Columbia Memorial Hospital, the City of Astoria, and Recology Western Oregon concerning the development of a new athletic complex located on Williamsport Road. Work is expected to begin in January with an anticipated opening for fall 2014.
The Clatsop County Commission met Wednesday and took the following actions:
Former Pacific County Sheriff John Didion passed away this week. The former NFL player settled in Pacific County in the late 90's and became a strong voice for at-risk-youth and anti-drug programs.
Astoria Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late, No AM kindergarten
Jewell Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Posted:
Knappa Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late
Warrenton-Hammond Sch. Dist. - 2 Hour Delay, No Rise and Shine Club, Preschool open at 9:30.
Wahkiakum Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late
On December 10, 2013 at about 4:50 pm Astoria Police received a call of a vehicle "spinning cookies" in the parking lot of Gray School, 785 Alameda Ave. The caller said that on leaving the parking lot the driver appeared to be intentionally hitting garbage cans on Alameda.
Clatsop Community College - All campuses operating on a two hour delay this morning. Opening at 10:00 due to weather conditions
Astoria Sch. Dist. - Closed UPDATE Posted: Tue. 10th, 07:53 AM
• Jewell Sch. Dist. - Closed UPDATE Posted: Tue. 10th, 07:10 AM
• Knappa Sch. Dist. - Closed UPDATE Posted: Tue. 10th, 08:03 AM
• Lincoln Co. Sch. Dist. - Buses on Snow Rtes. : N24, N25, N26, N31, N33, N35, N36, N38 Posted: Tue. 10th, 05:21 AM
• Nestucca Valley Sch. Dist. - 2 hour delay Posted: Tue. 10th, 05:25 AM
• NW Regional ESD: Clatsop Co. - 2 Hours Late Posted: Tue. 10th, 06:15 AM
• Seaside Sch. Dist. - Closed UPDATE Posted: Tue. 10th, 07:45 AM
• Warrenton-Hammond Sch. Dist. - Closed, staff do not report to work UPDATE Posted: Tue. 10th, 07:59 AM
Each year some very good local people work hard to make sure every child in Clatsop County has a Christmas but they depend on donations to make that happen. This year the Seaside Rotary Club is working with the RED Bell wishing tree program and Toys for Tots because that organization makes sure toys donated locally stay in Clatsop County.
With the possibility of cool temps and icy roads Monday night the Astoria Fire Department is resceduling one night of the annual food drive Christmas parade. "Due to weather conditions and in the interest of safety for our members and for the general public, we have changed the schedule for this week's Christmas Food Drive/Parade." says Deputy Fire Chief Paul Gascoigne. "The parade was scheduled to begin tonight, starting in Emerald Heights, Alderbrook and Uppertown. Tonight's routes have been rescheduled for Thursday, December 12th."
Warmer, wetter weather is arriving but not at a snap of the finger. As the cold air exits enough of it will linger in spots to prompt snow showers that eventually turn to rain. Highs today near 40, and a low tonight in the mid 30s, so expect a chance of rain and snow mixed overnight. Bytomorrow it will all be rain with a high in the 40s and southerly wind at 10 mph or less. The rest of the week looks more typical for late fall, clouds and rain showers.
-KAST 1370 Meteorologist Rick Van Cise