UPDATE: 5:50 p.m.
NW Germantown Road has been re-opened
NW Germantown Road closed due to ice
Travelers urged to be alert for slick roads in the hills this morning
(PORTLAND, Ore.) – The traveling public is advised to be alert for ice on roadways this morning, especially in the West Hills, where Police have closed Northwest Germantown Road between Highway 30 and Northwest Skyline Boulevard due to icy conditions. Anyone choosing to drive in the hills during winter weather is advised that driving on ice is extremely hazardous. Motorists are urged to be cautious, slow down, allow three times the normal distance to brake and stop safely, use headlights and share the road responsibly.
Last night City transportation crews applied anti-icing chemical on bridges, overpasses, steep hills and known trouble spots, including Skyline Boulevard and Germantown Road, to help prevent ice from forming. When temperatures drop to below 27 degrees, however, the chemical has limited effect.
In winter weather, everyone is advised to check conditions before venturing out, plan accordingly, and if possible, delay your trip until conditions improve.