ODOT Prepares for Storm

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation is getting ready for the rain.

Last week, crews unclogged a bunch of storm drains to get ready for the rainy season. But before the storm starts, they’ll play a bit of a waiting game, since they can’t pinpoint exactly what areas may flood.

ODOT says crews are ready to respond to flooding, and drivers also need to be ready for the storm.

“Know what kind of conditions they’re going to be in, be ready to respond to those conditions…your vehicle just doesn’t handle the same in wet weather as it does in dry weather, so be aware of that,” said Rick Little, ODOT Spokesman.

ODOT officials say they’re paying close attention to sections of the Beltline and I-105 that have flooded in the past.

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