Travel in snow: Plowing priorities, tire chains and bus routes
EUGENE, Ore. - If it snows, can you go?
Unless you absolutely have to travel, your best bet is to stay put during a snow event.
But if you have to get to work or school, be aware of local plow schedules, bus snow routes - and how to use those tire chains lurking in your trunk.
For travel on Oregon highways, check for road closures and delays.
If you encounter a road hazard on a state highway, call the nearest Oregon DOT dispatch center:
Portland metro area, Hood River area: (503) 283-5859
Mid-Willamette Valley, north coast: (503) 362-0457
Southern Willamette Valley, south coast: (541) 858-3103
Central and eastern Oregon: (541) 383-0121
Snow and Ice Plans
Eugene and Springfield both publish snow and ice response maps that detail the priority roads for plowing and de-icing.
Lane County put out a 47-page tome describing which county routes get what kind of treatment during a snow and ice event.
Lane Transit District will operate as normal, except in areas where snow and ice cause bus travel to be unsafe.
Just in case LTD has to use its snow routes, the transit agency publishes information about bus lines that require snow routes.