Gov. Kate Brown declares state of emergency due to severe winter storm

With thousands of Oregonians still without power and chaos across the state due to the latest winter snowstorm, Governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency in 10 of Oregon’s 36 counties.

In response to requests from local officials, Coos, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Linn and Marion County are now declared as a state of emergency that’s reported to be in effect for 30 days, unless Brown terminates it sooner.

“As our state and local authorities continue to work hard to clear roads, reconnect power, and ensure the safety of the community, this declaration will provide additional resources and the potential for federal highway system funds in the future,” Brown said. “I urge all Oregonians to follow the recommendations of local authorities, and avoid travel while ODOT crews work on the roads and restore core services.”

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