At the Oregon Department of Transportation, we prepare for winter weather year round.
Even before the last of the snow melts our crews are reviewing lessons learned, adjusting plans for the next season, making repairs to heavy equipment and working on improvements to TripCheck.com, our 24/7 road condition and travel information website.
Helping people get safely from place to place is a top priority for ODOT. That’s why we also spend a lot of time providing information so people can make informed travel decisions.
“Know before you go is our mantra,” says ODOT’s eastern Oregon Spokesperson Tom Strandberg. “Oregon’s weather can change quickly. Conditions can change dramatically in just a few miles – or even just around the corner.”
Tom and the ODOT Communications team created a variety of resources to help you be prepared for winter.
- Our winter driving web page offers tips on everything from emergency kits to chains to transit options.
- A video playlist on our Youtube channel includes how-to videos for putting on chains, tips for truckers and more.
Travel information at your fingertips
ODOT offers travel and road condition information 24 hours a day via TripCheck.com. Get detailed maps with real time road conditions, traffic information, weather information, chain requirements, transit information, 400+ cameras and more on our award-winning website.
Tripcheck insider tips
- Save www.tripcheck.com to your mobile device’s home screen. The site functions just like an app.
- You can set up a custom camera page featuring your favorite routes.
- Our trucking center offers special information just for the freight community.
- Use our transit finder to pick an alternative to car travel.
More ways to stay informed
- Call 5-1-1 within Oregon to hear road condition reports.
- Follow Oregon highways on Twitter. Get 24/7 updates on more than 25 popular routes.
“We hope you’ll join us in being winter ready,” said Tom. “We wish you safe journeys.”
Written by, ODOT Communications Team