Watch for high water on roads

Release date: 02/14/2014
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation , Operations & Maintenance Division

FernHillFloodingThe National Weather Service has issued a flood watch through this weekend. Another wet period is expected early next week which will increase the threat of flooding. Melting snow and rainfall from incoming storms will keep river levels high for the next several days, with minor flooding possible in flood-prone areas.

For a list of roads impacted by high water, visit the Washington County Roads (www.wc-roads.com) website. Do not drive through standing water. If you encounter water flowing across a road, turn around - don't drown.

The public is asked to keep storm drains clear to reduce local flooding. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Self-service sandbag sites are located throughout the county if needed.

To request help or report a road hazard:

  • Life-threatening - emergency response - call 9-1-1
  • Report a road hazard - after hours - non-emergency response - (503) 629-0111
  • Report a road hazard - during business hours M-F 8am-5pm - (503) 846-ROAD (846-7623) or wc-roads@co.washington.or.us
  • Submit an online request for a non-emergency road service (monitored M-F 8am-5pm)
For local flooding:

For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.org.

Monitor our Twitter feed for the latest county road information @WashCoRoads.

Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
stephen_roberts@co.washington.or.us