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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 90%
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

Motorist Rescued On Snowy Forest Service Road

A Skamania County Sheriff’s Deputy helped a Puyallup, Washington woman Tuesday evening whose vehicle had become stuck in snow on a Forest Service Road about ten miles northwest of Trout Lake.  The Sheriff’s Office says the motorist, 30-year-old Maria E. Becerra, had called them at about 5 p.m. requesting assistance.  Becerra told the officer she had been driving home from Bend using her phone to navigate her way back to Puyallup.  Her vehicle had four-wheel drive, but was not equipped with traction tires or chains.  Becerra was taken to the Hood River Warming Shelter.  Law enforcement officials urge drivers not familiar with the area or changing road/weather conditions to not rely on their portable navigation and to consider alternate routes before proceeding, adding this incident could have resulted in a tragedy had it not been for the driver’s ability to receive a weak but effective cellular phone signal.