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Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Winter Weather Travel Advisory: Presidents' Day may get off to an icy, slick start and PBOT urges Portlanders to use caution when traveling

(February 17, 2018) The National Weather Service has notified the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) of the potential for winter weather and slick road conditions starting Sunday, February 18th and continuing at least through Monday morning. The traveling public should exercise caution on Portland roadways, particularly at high elevations. Overnight freezing is a possibility which will make for icy conditions for Monday morning's commute.

PBOT crews will be patrolling Portland streets to monitor conditions and treat roads as needed starting Sunday and continuing during the Presidents' Day holiday.

The forecasts are changing and variable. The public is advised to monitor the weather at their homes and at their travel destinations as road conditions could vary throughout the city.

The City of Portland’s Snow and Ice Plan discourages private vehicle use and encourages public transit use instead. Plan ahead for your public transit commute by calling 503-238-RIDE (7433), visiting for bus and MAX light rail schedules and alerts or for streetcar schedules and alerts. In snow and ice, plan for bus delays of 20 to 30 minutes. Know where your transit stops are before venturing out. PBOT provides tips for winter travel for people walking, biking or driving. Learn more at:

Check for breaking news and information on major service disruptions. Visit to learn more about how PBOT responds to snow and ice events in Portland.