Current Conditions- Winter

Updated December, 2017
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There have been scattered snow flurries typical of early winter weather. Visitors should expect occasional snow showers to continue with high temperatures in the mid-30's and low temperatures in the teens. Current weather forecasts are available from the National Weather Service.

With recent snow and rain, most secondary roads are wet, muddy, and likely impassable. County Road 34A and County Road 8A are likely passable, but not maintained. Some areas along the Badger Mountain Road between the Summit Lake Reservation and County Road 8A are muddy, rough, and better suited for high clearance four-wheel drive vehicles. Secondary roads are open, but may have areas of mud or snow and should be driven with caution.

During inclement winter weather, we advise travelers travel only on Highway 140 through Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, and use extreme caution if traveling other roads which are NOT MAINTAINED IN WINTER. If traveling off the maintained paved highway you should have at least one extra spare tire, tire chains, snow shovel, extra food, extra water, and leave information with someone detailing where you are going and when you plan to arrive. You should not expect to have cell phone service or to encounter other vehicles or visitors on these roads.

Facts About Current Conditions- Winter

State Highway 140 is OPEN (current Oregon conditions;current Nevada conditions)

Virgin Valley Road is OPEN

County Road 34A is OPEN- NOT MAINTAINED IN WINTER

County Road 8A is OPEN- NOT MAINTAINED IN WINTER

Secondary Roads are OPEN- NOT MAINTAINED IN WINTER, EXCEPT SAGEBRUSH CREEK ROAD IS CURRENTLY IMPASSABLE DUE TO ROCKSLIDE