Use Caution During Holiday Traveling


Winter Weather Advisories for snow have been issued through early Wednesday morning for all of Central Oregon and the Northeast Oregon mountains.

Snow accumulations will be 2 to 6 inches in the lower elevations and 4 to 8 inches in the mountains.
For the latest information on these Advisories please visit the National Weather Service website.

Oregon Department of Transportation crews are continuing their 24 hour coverage plowing and sanding Oregon highways as they responded to winter weather conditions. Travelers are advised to be prepared for winter challenges and review road and weather conditions before heading out by checking and local weather reports.

ODOT recommends motorists consider delaying travel when conditions are severe. If you must drive in these conditions:

• Be ready to use your chains. Be patient. Go slow.
• Expect a long commute that could last hours. You never know when weather or traffic incidents will cause the road to be closed for extended periods.
• Keep fuel tank full (in case you get stuck in road closure).
• Carry emergency supplies (water, food, warm clothes, flashlight, etc.)
• Increase the following distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
• Don’t abandon your vehicle, even in the shoulders. It could be towed at your expense.

Keep a watch on weather conditions throughout the day in anticipation of the next snow storm which could make current road conditions worse.

For additional resources on winter driving and preparedness, go online.