I-5 Sees Freezing Rain

plowNear ALBANY, Ore. — Road conditions are still treacherous on Interstate-5 between Eugene and Salem now thanks to freezing rain, and Oregon State Police are warning drivers not to travel unless they absolutely have to.

The northbound lanes on I-5 have been re-opened after OSP say a non-injury crash shut down part of the freeway Friday afternoon north of Albany.

The Oregon Department of Transportation says crews have been plowing the freeway all day, and are asking drivers to give them as much room as possible to do their jobs. The department says chains are required for heavy trucks and for vehicles that are towing.

State Police say if drivers have to head out to expect delays.

One driver said he thought Friday morning’s road conditions were better than what he had seen on the freeway on Thursday.

“I’ve noticed a lot more cautious drivers,” said Bob Corr. “Fewer accidents because I think visibility isĀ better.”

After the snow started around 9 am on Friday, another driver said he thought the roads were worse than before.

“Well it’s a lot slower,” said Bryton Corson. “I think everybody’s being way moreĀ cautious than yesterday. But there is black ice.”

For current road conditions, check tripcheck.com

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