1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
Travel gently - drive, turn, and brake slowly. Adjust your speed to the road conditions and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
While it is tempting to splash through puddles especially if you have really good rain gear, a puddle can disguise a very deep pothole. If you happen upon one of these, give our pothole crews a call at 503-823-1700 or report it at www.pdxreporter.org.
If possible, establish eye contact with drivers and continue looking left-right-left while crossing the street. Remember that oncoming vehicles may approach more quickly than anticipated and may have difficulty stopping at an intersection in rainy conditions.
We’re asking Portlanders to adopt storm drains in their neighborhoods and help to keep them free and clear of leaves.
Safety tips for people who walk, bike and/or drive in rainy Portland weather.
How you can help prevent landslides
Sand and sandbags available to the general public