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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Snow and Ice

chains your link to safety

Click here for information on road closures in Portland.


Our mission: During a storm, PBOT crews will work 24/7 to ensure that on our designated snow routes there will be one lane in each direction that is clear and passable as soon as possible after the storm is over. That means that front wheel drive vehicles or vehicles with traction devices will be able to get through.

Snow and Ice in Forecast: Are You Prepared?

How to prepare for snow and ice events

FAQs: Winter Weather in Portland

Frequently asked questions about winter weather travel and maintenance operations in Portland, Oregon

Safety Tips: Get Home Safe During Winter Weather

Inclement weather safety tips for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit users

Snow + Ice Plan

Service priorities, road treatments, and property owner responsibilities


A collection of winter weather preparedness maps