Travel in snow: Plowing priorities, tire chains and bus routes

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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.

Bus routes

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.


92 (LCC Closed) | 92 (LCC Open)

Bus 91 McKenzie Bridge

Bus 85 LCC/Springfield

Bus 82 LCC/Pearl | Bus 81 LCC/Harris

Bus 76 UO/Warren | Bus 73 UO/Willamette

Bus 33 Jefferson

Bus 27 Fairmount

Bus 24 Donald