Inclement Weather Plan
Medford Public Works is responsible for keeping the right of way open for public access. In response to and during inclement weather conditions, such as heavy rain, high winds, and snow, Public Works crews will work quickly to clear the public right of way. Reports of flooding, fallen tree's, and slippery road conditions can be made 24/7 to Medford Public Works at 541-774-2600.
Heavy Rain, Flooding
Rainstorm events can be caused by heavy rain, rapid snowmelt, or other factors. You can report flooding in Medford streets to the Public Works Department at 541-774-2600.
If a tree falls into the public right of way the Medford Public Works Department will respond to remove any portion of the tree that impedes or endangers the traveling public, both vehicles, and pedestrians.
Tree & Wind
To report flooding and downed trees in Medford streets call the Public Works Department at 541-774-2600. Frequently asked questions regarding fallen trees.
The Public Works Operations Division responds to snow events with various levels of response depending on the intensity and duration of the storm. Click here to see all sanding routes.
Snow & Ice
Due to the significant elevation differences between areas of the City and the general "valley" topography, snow events in Medford vary a great deal.
Frequently asked questions regarding snow response and sanding routes.
The city offers a free sandbag station in the parking lot of the Public Works Service Center (821 N Columbus Avenue). The self-service station is stocked with sand and sandbags and can be accessed at any time. Here are instructions for filling sandbags.
Click here for area winter weather resources.