Motorists driving this morning anywhere in the Willamette Valley, Coast Range and Cascades should expect very icy and slick conditions following yesterday’s winter storm.
While ODOT crews have plowed and sanded many state highways overnight, the frozen precipitation from yesterday’s storm has caused extensive snowpacked and black ice conditions. Motorists should expect a very slow drive to almost anywhere. The best advice is to not use the roads this morning.
However, for those who must travel, be prepared for delays, plan for your travel by leaving lots of extra travel time, carry chains and know how to use them. Pack an emergency kit that includes blankets and extra water. Make sure your cell phone battery is fully charged and check TripCheck.com for the latest road conditions.