We’re prepared for winter, are you?

ODOT snowplow clearing Oregon 138 near Prospect.

ODOT snowplow clearing Oregon 138 near Prospect.

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.

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

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