South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) participated in a weather briefing with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland this afternoon. A hazardous weather outlook is currently issued for Pacific County. Cold temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend. Beginning late Friday evening, precipitation is likely to fall as a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. An eventual change over to all rain is expected by Sunday. Citizens are encouraged to stay home. If you must travel, be sure your vehicle is equipped with the proper emergency supplies, drive safely, and check road conditions before leaving home. Road temperatures can be viewed on the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) website athttp://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Traffic/Roadtemps/default.aspx. Winter driving tips are also available on the WSDOT website at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/winter/. For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visithttp://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.
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