PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon Department of Transportation on Sunday said drivers should stay off the roads due to heavy smoke and fog blanketing much of the state.
If a trip is necessary, driver should remember to check road conditions before heading out, ODOT said, with several roads closed throughout the state.
To see road conditions, drivers can check online at tripcheck.com, or call 511.
If you encounter heavy smoke while driving, transportation officials recommend the following tips to help stay safe:
- Slow down and stay alert. Slow driving gives you more time to respond to unexpected conditions.
- Turn on your headlights. Even during daylight hours your headlights will help others on the road see you. Use low-beams as high-beams reflect off the moisture in the air and cause glare.
- Use fog lights. If you have them, fog lights can help cut through the smoke.
- Keep plenty of space between you and other vehicles. Visibility, of course, decreases in…