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Transportation officials urge drivers to be prepared for hazardous conditions, stay home if possible, and take transit instead of driving

COURTESY PBOT - The Portland Bureau of Transportation wants city residents to be prepared for bad weather.The Portland Bureau of Transportation is warning travelers to be prepared for up to two inches of snow across the city late Sunday night and Monday morning, creating hazardous travel conditions.

The National Weather Service has issed a warning that says temperatures may remain low for much of Monday, so snow that accumulates in the morning may linger throughout the day. There may be more accumulations in areas at 500 feet or higher above sea level, so everyone should check the elevation at their home, their destination and the areas along their route, PBOT says.

There is also a potential for refreezing on Monday night that could affect Tuesday morning's commute hours.

PBOT advises the public to delay travel during forecast snow or ice, consider public transit, and check www.trimet.org/alerts and www.portlandstreetcar.org for service alerts before you go.

PBOT also reminds property owners, tenants and businesses that they are responsible for clearing sidewalks of snow and ice. It is important that sidewalks are clear so that people who are walking to transit and people with disabilities can move about safely, PBOT says.


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