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News Advisory: ODOT, PBOT and TriMet set winter preparedness kickoff

The Friday news briefing looks at how local transportation agencies prepare for winter

Local transportation agencies will hold a news briefing at ODOT’s Sylvan maintenance yard Friday morning to discuss preparations for winter weather and what the public needs to do when traveling in wintery conditions.

Representatives from the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and TriMet will be on hand to discuss what the agencies do to keep people moving safely when winter weather strikes.

Ted Miller, ODOT’s regional maintenance and operations manager, will host the event.

When: 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

What: Briefing for the news media on winter preparedness.

Where: ODOT’s Sylvan maintenance yard, 6000 S.W. Raab Road, immediately southwest of the Scholls Ferry Road intersection with U.S. 26.

Visuals: In addition to the news conference, ODOT’s heavy snow removal equipment will be on site. Following the news conference, an ODOT maintenance worker will demonstrate the proper way to install tire chains on a passenger vehicle.