Be Prepared for Winter Weather This Season

Published on November 23, 2022

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With the holidays in full swing and colder temperatures in the air, it's important to make sure you're prepared in case severe winter weather impacts your travels. Here are some tips to keep in mind: 

  • Keep an emergency supply kit with items such as water, non-perishable food, and an extra set of warm clothes in the car in case you get stranded during winter weather.
  • Make sure your car is up to date on maintenance and repairs. Have the radiator system serviced or check the antifreeze level yourself with an antifreeze tester
  • Dial 511 or visit for travel updates.
  • Don’t drive through flooded roads. Floodwater can be deeper than it appears and the road underneath may be washed away or have hazards that you can’t see.
  • Dial or text 211—or visit for health and social service assistance and general information.
  • If you're in the City, report downed trees and icy road conditions in the public right-of-way by calling 541-774-2600.

Please also remember to check in on family, friends, neighbors and vulnerable populations, especially if the power goes out or roads turn icy.





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