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Get ready! Stay up-to-date on winter weather with updates from PBOT

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Thank you for subscribing to updates from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), providing winter weather updates and tips right to your inbox.

In additional to our winter weather information, PBOT provides updates on a variety of projects and programs as well as news releases, traffic advisories, and more.

Follow this link to see a list of available topics and subscribe to the ones that interest you. We are constantly adding new programs and projects to our list.

You can also follow us on FacebookYouTubeTwitter, and Instagram.

Get Winter Ready

It may be sunny outside right now, but winter weather is around the corner. Be sure to visit our Stormy Weather Travel Tips page for information about road closuressandbag locationsfrequently asked questions and more.

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What you need to know now in the event of a winter storm:

    Current PBOT winter weather road closures and chain advisories. 

    Interactive map showing PBOT’s priority snow and ice routes, where we deploy salt, as well as real-time traffic, weather, road closure, and plow information.

    Stay Informed. Sign up for emergency notifications via text, email, or phone from regional agencies including PBOT, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), TriMet, and Multnomah County.

  • GET HOME SAFE: Winter Travel Tips 
    How to plan ahead for winter weather, plus essential tips for taking transit, walking, biking, and driving in winter weather.

    Call PBOT Maintenance emergency dispatch 24/7 at 503-823-1700

    Choose the PBOT notifications you want to receive via email or text including news releases, traffic advisories, and winter weather information.

  • PBOT on Social Media 
    Visit PBOT on Facebook or follow @PBOTInfo on Twitter for news, alerts, road closures, advisories and more during winter weather.

In severe weather, PBOT's top priority is safety. Our crews work around the clock to limit interruptions to Portlanders’ daily lives, prevent life-threatening injuries and avoid property damage. Learn more about our winter weather response here.


Chains: Your Link to Safety

Have you purchased chains yet for your vehicle? 

Take the time to practice putting them on your car while the weather is nice! You'll be glad you did.

Click here for more winter weather travel tips for pedestrians and people biking and driving.

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Adopt a Storm Drain

PBOT crews work hard to keep the drains clear. But with over 58,000 drains in the city, they can’t get to all of them.

That’s why we're asking Portlanders to adopt storm drains in their neighborhoods and help to keep them free and clear of leaves.

Click here for tips on how to safely clear your neighborhood storm drains.