Current Travel Alerts
Updated: December 21, 2022
We care about the safety and well being of our residents and visitors. During an emergency, conditions and information may change rapidly. Please sign up for emergency alerts with Lane County's emergency response agencies. This service addresses severe weather, fire, flooding, hazardous materials, evacuations, civil danger and missing persons.
Lane County's resources for how to prepare and what to do in an emergency.
No matter the season, we want to make sure you travel safely and have a great time while you're here. Before you head out to the Oregon Coast or into the Cascade Mountains, we encourage you to use our Adventure Checklist to prepare for your road trip.
TripCheck- Oregon Department of Transportation
800.977.6368 or 511
- TripCheck Map
- TripCheck Road Closures
- TripCheck Road Cameras
- Download Oregon's Winter Driving Guide (PDF)
(Non-emergency weather-related calls) 541.682.3977
- Road Closures & Storm Map
- Road Maintenance
- Snow Storm Resources
- Lane County Floodplain Property Lookup
Ski & Snow Reports
Drive the roads throughout the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region safely. Travel with extra water, snacks and blankets in your car and keep your gas tank at least half full.
- Watch for deer, turkeys and smaller animals crossing the roadways, even in urban areas.
- Watch for cyclists throughout the towns and along the scenic byways.
- Plan your trips by checking weather and road conditions before you go.
- Do not drive or walk through flood waters. Floodwaters may be contaminated with oil, gas or sewage and may be hiding hazards and debris. Just six inches of moving water on a roadway can knock over an adult. Twelve inches can carry away a small vehicle. Turn around, don't drown.
- If your car stalls in water, immediately abandon the vehicle and move away from the flood waters. If you and your vehicle are trapped in rapidly moving water, stay in the vehicle and call for help. If water is rising inside, move to the roof.
- Chains may be required seasonally when traveling over the Willamette and McKenzie-Santiam passes, even if the weather appears fine.
- Highway 242 between the McKenzie River and Sisters is typically closed November - June. Instead drive Highway 20.
- The Aufderheide connecting McKenzie River to Oakridge is not maintained during the winter.
- If roads are closed due to hazards, please respect the barriers and do not circumvent on foot. Hillsides, roadways, structures and trees may be unstable.
- Download the Oregon Winter Driving (PDF).
- Remember to take your time and enjoy the journey!
COVID-19 Travel Information
Beginning March 12, the statewide mandate for face coverings for indoor public spaces ended. As of July 13, 2022, Lane County Public Health recommends indoor masking for all community members with a rise in community transmission. Please be prepared that individual business guidelines may vary.
Per Federal mandates, face coverings are still required for health care settings (hospital, doctors, dentists etc.) and in some Federal buildings.
Public transit protocols may vary.
Some venues, including some restaurants and events, may be requesting proof of vaccination or negative testing as a requirement for entry. Please check directly with each venue or event for specific protocols.
For daily updates from local, state and federal health agencies, please visit the following sources:
- Lane County Coronavirus information
- Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus information
- Travel Oregon Travel Alerts
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus information
Check with the agency managing the outdoor space you'd like to visit for the most up-to-date information on what is open and what is closed.
- Willamette National Forest
- Umpqua National Forest
- Siuslaw National Forest
- Oregon State Parks
- Bureau of Land Management
Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Center
We're available to answer visitor questions and provide assistance by phone or in person, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and during holidays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Give us a call at 541.484.5307 or stop by and see us.
Oregon Wildfire Information
Wildfires are currently impacting the area. We recommend always checking official resources for the latest information on active wildfires before heading out into Oregon's outdoors.
- Willamette National Forest Wildfire Information
- TripCheck road & weather updates from the Oregon Department of Transportation
For information on other areas of Oregon, visit these resources:
Agencies & Resources
Additional emergency resources and links for Lane County are posted below. Please follow the directions of local authorities.