Traffic and road safety near debris cleanup this year

While our crews keep pace on rapid progress in the two-step cleanup process across Oregon, we need your continued patience and help with keeping our roads safe. As we work to get everyone back up and running, this can mean prioritizing emergency vehicles, school buses and other vehicles where road closures may slow the flow of traffic.


With the weather warming, we understand that many people will be eager to get outside. Recently relaxed COVID-19 restrictions mean that an increased number of Oregonians may be traveling or heading to Oregon’s outdoors for spring or summer vacations this year. Whether you are planning a staycation or an adventure outside, please recreate responsibly and keep safety in mind.


Traffic delays of 20 minutes or more are not uncommon, so remember to add in extra travel time when preparing your trip. Use TripCheck.com to plan for or avoid road closures and delays in traffic.


With your cooperation, we’ll get Oregon cleaned up as quickly as possible.



Wildfire waste and debris removal

The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to remove hazardous waste, and ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. The Oregon Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality and Emergency Management are leading the effort, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistance.