Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 30th, 2009 at 7:09 am
Southeast Portland last night.
(Photo: Adams Carroll)
It’s the morning after an unexpected snow storm that blanketed the City last night.
In The Oregonian this morning, ODOT says the streets of Portland are “clear and passable” (that’s not the case in my neighborhood!).
PBOT issued a weather advisory at 6:00 am this morning saying that even though the snow is melting, streets are still “slick and slushy.”
If you’re wondering whether you should ride, check out the comments below for updates on bicycling conditions. You can check official advisories, but those are often car-centric and do not have information about side streets and bike routes. If you do head out on a bike, please leave a comment about how it went so others can learn about the conditions.
If you ride this morning, use extra caution*. Please use the comments below to share what the riding conditions are like in your neck of the woods.
*I feel bad. Yesterday I linked to our story about using zipties to get better traction in the snow/ice. This morning a reader wrote in to share a story of two women he helped last night. They were PSU students who tried the ziptie method and crashed. Bad. A broken arm and a few lost teeth were the result! Be careful out there folks.