Bulletin staff report

The snow gates along Cascade Lakes Highway will close for the winter Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The Deschutes County Road Department announced Thursday that it will close the highway west of Mount Bachelor between the snow gates at Dutchman Flat and Deschutes Bridge at the intersection with Forest Service Road 4270.

Additionally, Paulina Lake Road, also known as Forest Service Road 21, will be closed at its snow park gate, which will restrict access to Paulina and East lakes. Both closures will take place on Wednesday, according to a news release from the Deschutes County Road Department.

While closure lengths vary depending on the amount of snow the region receives, both roads are typically open by Memorial Day.