Look for winter driving conditions in the higher elevations

A seasonal mix of low temperatures and moisture is creating the potential for winter driving conditions including snow on Regional highways thisĀ weekend.

ODOT is warning motorists to keep a watchful eye for snow and ice conditions, especially at higher elevations during early morning hours.

The potential risk exists for skidding, sliding and subsequent crashing due to a loss of traction in areas that experience these conditions including US97 over Lava Butte and mountain passes. Bridges are particularly susceptible.

ODOT is asking motorists to check local forecasts and visit TripCheck.com to learn more about local and state highway conditions.