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Weather News Advisory: City crews preparing for winter storm, possibility of snow, ice

(November 12, 2014) –  The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the public to be prepared for the possibility of snow and freezing rain beginning tomorrow morning and continuing through the day with a possible accumulation of four to six inches of snow as well as the chance of freezing rain.

The Transportation Bureau, together with TriMet, will hold a media availability today at 2 p.m. at its Maintenance Operations yard at 2929 N Kirby Avenue as crews gear up and prepare vehicles with chains and snow plows, and to share safety information with the public.

Who:   Diane Dulken, Portland Bureau of Transportation spokesperson

            Mary Fetsch, TriMet spokesperson

            PBOT maintenance operations crews gearing up

When: 2 p.m. today, November 12, 2014

Where: Maintenance Operations, 2929 N. Kirby Avenue

Visuals:  Crews installing chains and snow plows on vehicles.

What: Media availability to show crews preparing vehicles with chains and snow plows, and to share winter weather travel and safety tips for the public.