Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 9th, 2019 at 11:08 am
🚨Welcome to BP StormTracker Central!🚨
With fresh snow on the ground and more storms on the way, we’ll keep this post at the top of the page to share the latest info and conditions. Please use the comments to share what the roads are like in your neighborhood. Also let us know about any closures, storm-related news, or notable hazards that you come across.
With input from everyone we can create a valuable community resource and help folks make better decisions about how to ride, where to ride, or if they should ride at all.
[Scenes from Saturday (2/9) morning in the Piedmont neighborhood of north Portland]
Here’s the latest from North Portland (near Peninsula Park):
Just enough snow fell to make things tricky. We only have an inch or so on the ground. I found riding to be a very mixed bag. It’s still below freezing so ice is already a problem. I found biking in the white powder was fine, but I’d slip on ice as soon as I got into the gutter or at driveways where water had accumulated. Also notable were wind gusts, which make trying to balance over slippery sections that much more difficult.
On smaller, neighborhood street, I also found staying in the white stuff was the best bet. Where car tires had packed down the snow I felt very uncertain and could feel the slippage.
Please use caution if you ride, and refer to our ice/snow riding tips.
How are things in your neck of the woods?
UPDATE: 2/10: So far the snow has not materialized in a major way. Some parts of Portland only got an inch or so and most streets are dry and clear, except for some icy patches. It’s been a different story in east Portland, where 4-5 inches fell. We’ll keep watching the forecast and will re-pin this post to the top of the page in case a more major system moves in soon. Thanks for all the comments.
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