Be prepared for snowy road conditions

Release date: 12/18/2012
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division

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Snow levels may lower to the valley floor late tonight and continue into the Wednesday morning commute. After 9 a.m., the precipitation will turn to all rain.

Watch the weather forecasts and be prepared for wintry driving conditions.

Original release:

The National Weather Service warns that snow will continue through Tuesday morning, effecting the morning commute. One to two inches of snow may accumulate above 500-foot elevations. Locations below 500 feet may get a quick inch of snow if a shower passes over the area, but other locations may get no accumulations.

Snow mixed with rain can create dangerous driving conditions. Use extra caution and increase your following distance. Travelers should pay attention to updated weather forecasts and be prepared for wintry driving conditions.

Washington County road crews have been plowing snow from roads at higher elevations and are responding to other weather-related issues. Watch the Washington County Roads website for updates on road impacts.

To report a road-related problem, call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623), e-mail us, or submit an online service request. To report a hazardous road condition outside of normal business hours, call the Washington County 911 non-emergency response number: 503-629-0111.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining the best 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:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator