The Deschutes County Road Department will close Cascade Lakes Highway for the winter at 8 a.m. Thursday.

The road will be closed west of Mount Bachelor between the snow gates at Dutchman Flat and Deschutes Bridge at the intersection with Forest Service Road 4270, according to an announcement from Deschutes County. It will remain closed through the winter, with reopening set for before Memorial Day, weather permitting.

The county road department expected to close Paulina Lake Road (Road 21) for the winter starting at 8 a.m. today at the Ten-Mile Sno-park gate. The road will remain closed through the winter, restricting access to Paulina and East lakes.

For more information, contact 541-388-6581.

—From staff reports