An ice storm warning is in effect until 7 a.m. Friday. (Photo by Nursultan Saiakbaev/Getty Images via Canva)

The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning until 7 a.m. Friday for the Central Coast Range and South Willamette Valley, which includes Philomath.

According to the NWS, significant icing is expected with ice accumulations of 0.1 to 0.5 inches. In addition, winds could gust as high as 35 mph and temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s.

Benton County reported that it will be hosting a temporary overnight, overflow warming center from 3 p.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Corvallis. The warming center is intended for individuals who are not able to access current Benton County shelters.

“Outreach is occurring within Benton County to identify individuals in need of overflow warming center services,” county officials said through a news release. “The overnight warming center is unable to accept families with children.”

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Warming centers are indoor-heated facilities that are free for the public to access during designated hours. Locally, Philomath Community Library (1050 Applegate St., 541-929-3016) is open Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Philomath Fire & Rescue (1035 Main St., 541-360-0030) is open Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

County officials are recommending residents to be prepared for potential power outages and to have an emergency plan and supplies ready. Roads will likely be affected.

“Don’t travel on icy roads if you don’t need to,” the county said. “If you have to drive, plan ahead, keep it slow and give yourself extra travel time.”

Benton County Public Works plans to conduct snow plowing and road sanding activities by priority, if necessary.

Additional local resources for people in need can be accessed through Community Services Consortium at or by calling 541-928-6335.