Inclement Weather Plan

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clogged catch basin

Heavy Rain, Flooding & Wind

You can report flooding in Hillsboro by calling the Hillsboro Public Works Department dispatch line at 503-615-6509 during regular business hours and the non-emergency dispatch number after hours at 503-629-0111. A sandbag fill site is open at the Fairgrounds tennis courts at NE 28th Ave. & NE Veterans Dr.  Bring your own shovel to fill bags.

Residents should also clear leaves out of the street and off catch basins, make sure gutters and downspouts are clear, and keep yard debris piles away from drainage ditches and streams.

Additional information about Washington County Road closures can be found at

Snow & Ice

In response to and during inclement weather conditions, such as high winds, snow or freezing rain, the Public Works Operations crews will work quickly to clear debris and prepare the roadway for vehicle travel along all primary arterial and collector streets in the city. Such streets include Main Street, Jackson School Road, Minter Bridge Road, and other priority thoroughfares. The crews also treat special interest areas such as fire stations, police stations, hospitals, and some areas with hills, dips, bridges, and/or curves.

Depending on the nature of the event, priority streets are treated using one the following three methods:

  • Application of anti-icing solution (magnesium chloride)   Snow Plow
  • Application of sand/gravel
  • Plowed to remove snow and ice

Major county and state roadways run through the City of Hillsboro. These roads are maintained by either Washington County or ODOT.

Washington County Roads: Evergreen, Cornell, Baseline, 185th, Cornelius Pass, Brookwood, 1st Avenue, Glencoe Road, River Road, and Helvetia Road.

ODOT Roads: TV Highway, Baseline, Oak, and Highway 26.

Residential, neighborhood and minor roadways will not be cleared until priority roadways are treated. It is the responsibility of adjacent homeowners, businesses, and/or tenants to clear debris, snow, and ice from sidewalks and pathways.

The attached map indicates our priority arterial collector streets, and special interest areas treated by City crews.

Questions?  503-615-6509

Snow and Ice Map




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