Significant rainfall predicted; use caution

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Administrative Services/Office of the Director Division

The National Weather Service is predicting significant rainfall starting tonight [Thursday, 11/12] through Saturday in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon.

Heavy rains reduce driver's visibility and can result in flooding. Be prepared and make smart choices: 

  • When driving, turn on your lights, slow down and watch for bicyclists and pedestrians. Visit ODOT's webpage for Driving in the Rain Tips.
  • Clear out storm drains and culverts adjacent to your property to prevent flooding.
  • Do not move or drive around barricades. Never enter areas where water covers the roadway. Even a few inches of flowing water can sweep you off the road. If you see flooding on the road -- turn around, don't drown.  

To request help or report a road hazard call:  

No flood warning has been issued. However, should local flooding occur: 

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the county roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator