Portland transportation officials say that showers and freezing fog may make travel hazardous tonight as people drive to and from New Years celebrations. Travelers should be alert for frost and black ice on roadways, bridges and sidewalks.
Cheryl Kuck is a spokeswoman for the Portland Bureau of Transportation. She offers this advice for those choosing to drive: “Slow down, allow extra distance to break and stop safely, be sure you have your lights on that’s when you’re driving as well as riding a bicycle, and share the road responsibly.”
Kuck says road crews put anti-icing chemicals down on known trouble spots in the city, and they plan to do that again. This should help prevent ice from forming.