Holiday, Oregon, Transportation

ODOT urges caution for travelers over Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving weekend is upon the United States, and the Oregon Department of Transportation is urging travelers to use caution during what is traditionally among the busiest travel weekends of the year. 

AAA Oregon/Idaho forecasts that about 652,000 Oregonians will travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday through Sunday, a number approaching 2019’s pre-pandemic levels and exceeding 2020’s muted Thanksgiving weekend travel numbers. 

Add to that weather concerns in Oregon’s higher elevations and COVID-19 worries, and it can all be a bit stressful. Here are some tips from ODOT, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Portland office of the National Weather Service, and AAA Oregon/Idaho to deal with this weekend’s travel travails. 

ODOT says to watch for adverse weather

If you’re headed to a location that requires traveling through higher elevation areas, check . . .

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