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Snow welcomes 2022
Charles Creek
Photo courtesy Paty Carreon -- Charles Creek

Warren County roads are in pretty good shape, according to Road Superintendent Levie Glenn, after the county received between 5-7 inches of snow Sunday night and Monday morning.

However, Glenn stressed motorists shouldn’t let down their guard.

“The roads could get slick tonight so everybody still needs to exercise caution,” said Glenn. “My advice would be to stay home if you can. If you have to get out in it, don’t run wide open. It’s not bad on the busier roads, but take it slow on the rural roads, especially in shaded areas.”

Glenn said the Highway Department didn’t waste any time getting to work once the snow began to accumulate.

“We started working at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning and the roads are looking pretty good for the amount of snow we’ve received,” said Glenn around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. “It was a heavy, wet snow so we’re dealing with a lot of downed limbs in the roadway. We’ve probably answered about 30 of those calls. It’s been a good, pushing snow. We’ve been able to use our snowplows and get it off the road. It’s a pretty snow to start 2022.”

There were calls for Warren County to get much less snow with weather apps indicating we would receive 1-2 inches.

“I’d say they missed their forecast,” said Glenn.

McMinnville Public Works reported Monday around 1 p.m. that city roads aren’t presenting much trouble for motorists. The city began salting intersections and on hills around 3:30 a.m. Monday to keep motorists from sliding and that was effective.


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