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ODOT crews prepare for possibility of snow in Willamette Valley

Crews are on 12-hour shifts so that they have 24-hour coverage during the storm.

Posted: Feb 3, 2019 10:21 PM
Updated: Feb 3, 2019 11:43 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Crews with the Oregon Department of Transportation are gearing up for the possibility of snow in the Willamette Valley Sunday night.

Angela Beers-Seydel, Spokesperson with ODOT, said crews are on 12-hour shifts so that they have 24-hour coverage during the storm.

She said they have been pre-staging equipment. She said as of Sunday night. they have not put down de-icer. Beers-Seydel said it won't stick because of the rain.

"Once it starts snowing, that's where the crews really fire into action and are out there with sand mixed with de-icer and are plowing and doing all those things you expect them to be doing," said Beers-Seydel.

She said in the metro area, bridges, overpasses and on-and-off ramps tend to freeze faster and have more potential for ice. She said to be extra cautious while driving on those areas.

For more winter driving safety tips, click here. 

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