Moderate to heavy rains pose travel challenges

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 29, 2015

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

Use caution, stay alert when traveling

Moderate to heavy rain may make it difficult for motorists to see trick-or-treaters in northwest Oregon this Halloween weekend. The rain is expected to start Friday morning (Oct. 30) and continue through Sunday (Nov. 1).

Heavy rain can impact visibility. Turn on your lights, slow down and watch for bicyclists and pedestrians. Use caution and stay alert when traveling.

Community members are urged to clear leaves from storm drains to prevent flooding. If you see flooding on the road -- turn around, don't drown. To request help or report a road hazard call: 

You can also use this online form for non-emergency road service. For road alerts, follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter.

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