We are driving down to Cannon Beach December 9. Our favorite route is usually thru Longview to Astoria and then south. We are concerned if it is slick or even snowing that Highway 30 may get difficult at the summits and dicey on some of the really steep descents. Is going 26 through Portland any better, or does it have the same concerns?
We are also concerned with flooding. When we left Cannon Beach last year we were on of the last cars that made it through the flooding just south of Seaside before the junction to 26. If there is flooding, is 26 a better route or do you run into it there too? While we really don't want to drive through Portland if necessary, we will if 26 is a much better route in winter.