Sept. 26, 2013
For more information:
Don Hamilton, 503-704-7452, Don.B.Hamilton@odot.state.or.us
Kimberly Dinwiddie, 503-731-8281, Kimberly.Dinwiddie@odot.state.os.us
Wind and heavy rains mean dangerous driving
A wet and windy weekend forecast means drivers and bicyclists need to use extra care
The National Weather Service is forecasting a windy and wet weekend and that means area travelers need to be extra careful on the roads.
Saturday showers, the weather service is predicting, will give way Sunday to heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 40 mph. Wet soils and strong winds can combine to topple trees which in turn can knock out power and block roads.
The rain could also lead to clogged drains, flooded creeks and culverts and water on the roads. And that means motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians all need to be extra alert on the roads this weekend and when going back to work Monday morning.
Here are some tips from ODOT.
For more information, here’s a link to ODOT tips on driving in the rain:
And here’s a link to ODOT tips on driving when visibility is poor:
The rainy season is here and that means uncertain road conditions. Use extra caution and look out for the other person.