ODOT issues traffic advisory for holiday weekend

ODOT issues traffic advisory for holiday weekend
Traffic plows through high water as it merges onto Interstate 5 in Portland, Ore., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation has issued a traffic advisory for the four-day Thanksgiving weekend because of wet roads and the chance for snow and ice in the mountain passes.

Spokesman Don Hamilton says motorists should remember to keep some extra room between their vehicle and the one in front of them because wet roads mean more stopping distance.

In other traffic issues this weekend, some areas still have standing water from Monday's storm and Interstate 5 might be clogged Saturday because of the Civil War football game in Corvallis.

The agency also urges motorists to not drink and drive.