ODOT Cautions Drivers To Be Aware As Storm Progresses
As of mid-afternoon, Oregon has no road closures due to snow or ice. However, there are many delays and alerts.
Chain requirements can vary by county and can change over the course of a storm. Rick Little of the Oregon Department of Transportation cautions drivers to be aware of semi-trucks at the border of Linn and Lane counties:
Little: “They pull over and start putting on their chains. Well, they’re stopping mainly in the travel lane, which is reducing travel on I-5 to one lane.”
There has been more snow than can be cleared from the roads. Little says:
Little: "There will also be a period of transition, when the cold air is pushed out by the warmer wetter air, when we’re expecting some freezing rain. The advice to anyone travelling in freezing rain is ‘don’t.’"
ODOT advises all travelers to be ready for the unexpected as the storm progresses. Drivers can visit tripcheck.com for the latest traffic updates.