Expect winter conditions and sno-park challenges when this highway opens
Feb. 26, 2021
More information: Tom Strandberg 541-663-6261, firstname.lastname@example.org
OR 204 (Tollgate Hwy.) remains closed between milepost zero near Weston and milepost 39 near Elgin due to severe winter weather conditions, high winds and drifting snow. ODOT crews are currently working to clear as much snow as possible, focusing on the highway lanes. Sno-park parking areas are a lower priority and will not be plowed by the time the highway is open. Once the route is open, you can expect narrow lanes, limited shoulder space and up to ten-foot-high snow banks adjacent to some highway sections.
“There is currently very little to no parking in snow parks adjacent to OR 204 and visitors should expect deep snow in the parking areas off the highway,” said ODOT District 13 Manager Ace Clark. “Parking on the side of the highway in areas not designated for snow park parking is not a viable alternative and will significantly slow our snow removal operations. It will also create a hazard in the low visibility conditions.”
Weather forecasts call for continued snow. Please be patient and avoid the Tollgate Highway area until conditions improve. We will eventually get to the sno-parks and designated parking once other critical sections are clear and safe.
Continue to check TripCheck.com for update conditions or call 511 / 800-977-6368. Outside of Oregon call 503-588-2941.