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Astoria Police participate in National Distracted Driver Month

During the month of April, the Astoria Police Department participated in National Distracted Driver Month enhanced enforcement activities.  During April, the Astoria Police Department in conjunction with Oregon Impact deployed additional officers to enforce the distracted driver law and educate the public on the law and the dangers of distracted driving.

During the enhanced enforcements, officers contacted drivers who were in violation of Oregon’s distracted driver law.  Officers participating in the enhanced enforcements were stopping and contacting an average of two drivers per hour.  During these contacts officers took the time to explain the distracted law and the reason for this law to the driver and their passengers.

With the help of Oregon Impact the Astoria Police Department will be continuing this type of enhanced enforcements throughout the year.  It is the hope of the Astoria Police Department that by having this type of focused enforcement the number of drivers that drive distracted will be reduced as well as the number of crashes involving these drivers and innocent motorists.

Winter Weather Advisory

NORTH OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, PACIFIC CITY, RAYMOND, LONG BEACH, OCEAN PARK, NASELLE,
CATHLAMET, AND CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT
437 AM PST THU FEB 11 2021

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
OF UP TO ONE INCH AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND TWO TENTHS
OF AN INCH. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH.

* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST. IN OREGON,
NORTH OREGON COAST.

* WHEN…FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON PST FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…PLAN ON ICE AND SNOW COVERED ROADS. CHALLENGING
DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE THURSDAY EVENING AND FRIDAY
MORNING COMMUTES. GUSTY WINDS AND ICE COULD BRING DOWN TREE
BRANCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

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COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-WILLAPA HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VERNONIA, JEWELL, SUNSET SUMMIT,
LEES CAMP, TRASK, WILLAPA, FRANCES, AND RYDERWOOD
437 AM PST THU FEB 11 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON
PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…HEAVY MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF 0.25 TO
0.50 INCHES. HIGHEST ICE ACCUMULATION ALONG COAST RANGE VALLEYS. WINDS
GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH.

* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, WILLAPA HILLS. IN OREGON, COAST RANGE
OF NORTHWEST OREGON.

* WHEN…FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON PST FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…POWER OUTAGES AND TREE DAMAGE ARE LIKELY DUE TO THE
ICE. TRAVEL WILL BE CHALLENGING AT TIMES. GUSTY WINDS AND ICE COULD
BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN
YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

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