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Winter Weather Watch for Benton County

Benton County Emergency Management wanted to make you aware of the incoming winter storm that is expected to bring cold temperatures, freezing rain, and possibly snow this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Watch for Benton County.  The timing and severity of the event may change over the next 24-48 hours, but we wanted to share this information with you and advise caution when traveling this weekend. The worst conditions will most likely be Friday and Saturday night with freezing rain and lows around 20 degrees.  The snow level will drop to 1500 feet and there is forecasted heavy snowfall in the Cascades, Cascade foothills, Cascade canyons, and Coast Range.

You can monitor the road conditions using Trip Check and the County Road Closure Page listed below. Roads will be extremely icy. Please do not call 911 unless there is an emergency.

Rivers and tributaries will experience minor flooding in low lying areas, and do not travel on roads that are flooded.

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