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Transportation Officials Warn of Winter Driving Conditions

There have been several 'slide-off crashes' in the Grants Pass area on Tuesday morning, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Posted: Feb 5, 2019 9:47 AM
Updated: Feb 5, 2019 10:13 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Snow and icy roads made for hazardous conditions in Southern Oregon on Tuesday morning — causing several crashes, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

"Drivers are experiencing winter driving conditions throughout southwest Oregon and into the Willamette Valley today," the agency said. "ODOT is responding to several slide-off crashes from Grants Pass north on the I-5 corridor."

Travelers are being told to expect delays and slower moving traffic. Transportation officials advise to plan for extra travel time and drive to the changing conditions.

ODOT said to be prepared to:

 - Allow extra stopping distance due to less traction on slick, snowy roads.
 - Brake gently to avoid skidding or sliding.
 - Carry chains and know how to use them.

You can check on current traffic conditions using ODOT's TripCheck website. If you're driving in California, take a look at QuickMap for road conditions.

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