Winter weather event brings heavy moisture

For Immediate Release: Sunday, February 05, 2017

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

The Washington County area is experiencing rain, snow and a mix of both, according to the National Weather Service.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 5), snowfall was moderate, except on Timber Road where snow was falling heavily. Crews were plowing and sanding throughout much of the afternoon. Plowing on Gales Creek and Thatcher roads started late afternoon in response to reports that roads in western Washington County in the Forest Grove area were slushy. A crew will be out checking priority routes starting at 7 p.m. Worst case scenario, plowing will continue throughout the night. Best case scenario, there will be little to no need for plows after midnight.

Two roads - 209th Avenue, south of TV Highway, and Kaiser Road at 147th Avenue - are partially restricted due to high water. Roads impacted by winter weather and/or flooding will be posted here. Information will also be available on Twitter at @WashCoRoads. For regional alerts, visit

 To request help or report a road hazard:

  • Call 9-1-1 (life-threatening emergency).
  • Call 503-629-0111 (after hours, non-emergency).
  • Call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or email (during business hours).
  • Submit an online request for non-emergency road service.
  • Call Clean Water Services at 503-547-8100 to report flooding in urban unincorporated areas (outside of cities).

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