ODOT crews and drivers keeping Siskiyou Pass safe

Ashland, Ore.–¬†Wednesday kept Oregon Department of Transportation crews busy as they cleared snow along the Siskiyou Summit. They burned through at least 6,400 gallons of de-icer, 20 yards of salt and 81 yards of sand Tuesday. NBC5 rode along with Jon Zehe who spread sand where it can get very slippery.

“Now its the point in between storms where we can get a chance to re-fuel trucks for when mother nature wants to go another round.”

Truck driver Andrew Bradshaw said he is thankful for the clear roads on I-5. He’s been in the business for 10 years and was heading to Portland from Los Angeles.

“Respect the conditions. A lot of people get out here and drive like its summer time and you gotta be vigilant and be careful. Take your time and don’t be in a rush.”

There were no chain restrictions along the pass on Wednesday night but if that was to change and you were heading south you would see a notification at exit 11.

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