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Columbia Gorge Weather

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
2:23 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
10:00 AM PST on January 17, 2019

Air Stagnation Advisory

Issued:
9:43 AM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Overcast
Currently
36°
Overcast
Snow
Wednesday 100%
High 37° / Low 32°
Snow
Chance of Rain
Thursday 50%
High 38° / Low 34°
Chance of Rain
Rain
Friday 100%
High 42° / Low 37°
Rain

New Book Details Historic Highway Construction

A new book is out detailing the construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway.  Peg Willis is the author of “Building the Columbia River Highway:  They Said It Couldn’t Be Done.”  Willis says she used to travel the highway with her family, and wanted to learn more about it, how it came to be, and the people behind it.  One of those people was a polio survivor named Samuel Lancaster, who designed the highway.  Willis calls him “the heart and soul” of the highway.  The book is published by the History Press, with information available on-line at historypress.net.  Willis will appear at the History Museum of Hood River County Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m.