Washington County winter weather and road conditions

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

Weather Update 1:15 p.m. Dec. 14, 2016

Snow and Wind
The forecasted snow has started and the National Weather Service has upgraded the weather event to a winter storm warning in effect through midnight Thursday (Dec. 15).
The expected accumulation is now 2 to 5 inches, with the heaviest snowfalls expected in late afternoon-early evening. Hazardous driving conditions are expected during the evening commute. Use extreme caution.  
 
Before driving in the snow:
  • Fill fuel tank to at least half full.
  • Clean and check headlights, brake lights and turn signals.
  • Be sure tires are properly inflated and in good condition.
  • Carry tire chains and know how to use them.
  • Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle.
Additional resources for winter travel:
Visit NWS for the latest forecasts and warnings.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us

For Immediate Release: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

Weather Update 8:30 a.m. Dec. 10, 2016

Winter weather

The National Weather Service canceled the freezing rain advisory at 4 a.m. today. (Dec. 10). Some areas of the greater Portland area continue to be slippery. Use caution and visit ODOT’s TripCheck before traveling significant distances.

To request emergency response for a life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1.

  • After hours, call 503-629-0111

  • Call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623), Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Send an email to wc-roads@co.washington.or.us or submit an online request (these accounts are monitored Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter for road alerts. For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.org.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 09, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

Weather Update 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2016

Winter weather
The National Weather Service has extended the freezing rain advisory through 6 a.m. Saturday.
 
Periods of freezing rain or drizzle will cause hazardous travel conditions. Drivers should slow down and use caution. Pedestrians and bicyclists should also be aware of slippery sidewalks and bicycle lanes. Weather impacts will become increasingly confined to the West Hills and east metro area as the storm progresses.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 09, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

Weather Update 12:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2016

A Winter weatherfreezing rain advisory is in effect for the greater Portland and Vancouver area through 6 p.m. today. The National Weather Service indicates that impacts will become increasingly confined to areas north of Highway 26 and east of Interstate 205 as the day unfolds.
 
Travelers are advised to slow down, use caution and be prepared for slippery roads, sidewalks and bike paths.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 09, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

Weather Update 5:30 a.m. Dec. 9, 2016

Winter weatherA freezing rain advisory is in effect for the greater Portland and Vancouver area through 10 a.m. The National Weather Service is forecasting freezing rain or freezing drizzle that may result in slippery travel conditions.

Morning commuters are advised to slow down, use caution and to follow these safety tips

To request emergency response for a life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1.

To report a non-emergency road hazard:
  • After hours, call 503-629-0111
  • Call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623), Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Send an email to wc-roads@co.washington.or.us or submit an online request (these accounts are monitored Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter for road alerts. For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.org.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 08, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

Weather Update 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 2016

Winter weather

The National Weather Service winter weather warning continues through midnight. Icy roads are expected to create hazardous travel conditions.

Prepare for icy and slick roads during the morning commute.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 08, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

Weather Update 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2016

Winter weather
Road conditions in Washington County have deteriorated significantly in the last hour. We are seeing a lot of rain, and temperatures are below freezing.
 
Requests for sand on County roads have increased significantly. All of the County's large plows/sanders are on the road. Crews are doing their best to keep up, but the rain is freezing over the sanding material almost as quickly as it is put down. If you don’t have proper traction devices, stay off the roads for the next several hours.


For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 08, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

Weather Update 3:25 p.m. Dec. 8, 2016

Winter weatherConsistent with the forecast, snow began impacting area roads at about 10 a.m. Freezing rain and sleet are still expected later today. Our crews are sanding priority roads and intersections and will plow those areas as needed.

If you can, stay home!If you must travel, please follow these safety tips: 

To request emergency response for a life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1.

To report a non-emergency road hazard:
  • After hours, call 503-629-0111
  • Call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623), Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Send an email to wc-roads@co.washington.or.us or submit an online request (these accounts are monitored Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter for road alerts. For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.org.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us

Release date: 12/08/2016
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

Weather Update 9:45 a.m. Dec. 8, 2016

National Weather Service (NWS) wind advisory will continue through 4 p.m.; the winter storm warning will continue through midnight Friday morning.

The snow is expected to start late morning; Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation road crews are already reporting scattered, light snow in parts of Washington County. NWS is predicting the snow will change to freezing rain at about 4 p.m.

Slick road conditions are anticipated, especially in higher elevations. Please avoid travel if at all possible. If you must travel, please follow these safety tips: 

To request emergency response for a life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1.

To report a non-emergency road hazard:

  • After hours, call 503-629-0111
  • Call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623), Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Send an email to wc-roads@co.washington.or.us or submit an online request (these accounts are monitored Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter for road alerts. For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.org.

Update 10 p.m. Dec. 7, 2016

Winter weatherNational Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning from 8 a.m. Thursday through midnight Friday morning and a wind advisory through 4 p.m. Thursday for the region.

NWS predicts snow followed by sleet and then freezing rain. Strong east winds are also expected to lead to blowing snow and wind chills.

Winter weather can create slick conditions, especially in higher elevations. If roads are snowy or icy, stay home. If that is not possible, be prepared and stay alert!

Winter weather commute tips:

To request emergency response for a life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1.

To report a non-emergency road hazard:

Follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter for road alerts. For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.org.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us