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Travelers should prepare for delays due to winter weather

Travelers everywhere in Oregon should prepare as dangerous winter weather persists this week making road conditions treacherous.
Around the state cars and trucks have found themselves stuck by winter weather and in need of a basic emergency kit. Slides, snow, high water and trees can all block roads.
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) crews are doing their part to keep the roads clear and safe and travelers need to remember best safety practices.
Near the top of the list is the importance of observing highway signs. Travelers who find themselves stranded after recklessly crossing highway barricades may find rescue slow to arrive, ODOT warns.
If traveling during this stormy season be ready for a long delay by keeping handy:
• Chains
• Flashlight
• Cell phone and charger
• Food and water
• Flares
• Tools
• Maps
• Blankets
•Extra clothes
• First aid kit
• Ice scraper

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