Winter Weather

  • For information about emergency shelters during severe weather call 211.


    • Flooding
    • Power Outages
    • Water Pipes
    • Garbage and Recycling

    Report flooding from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at 503-618-2626.

    After hours or on weekends, call 503-661-3906.

    Free sandbag station for residents

    During periods of heavy rain, Gresham residents may access the City's free sandbag station.

    • The sandbag station is located at the Operations Center, 2123 SE Hogan Road.
    • Sandbags are not available for commercial or contractor use.
    • The sandbag station is open 24 hours and provides bags, sand and shovels to Gresham residents for home or private use only. 
    • Citizens are responsible for the sandbags after use; public works crews do not dispose or retrieve them. 

    Watch "Using the sandbag station"

    Power Outages

    For information about power outages visit the Portland General Electric website or call 503-464-7777.

    Water Pipes

    If you want to report a water main break or a hydrant leaking, call 503-618-2626 during business hours.

    Evenings or weekends, call 503-661-3906 and an on-call superintendent will dispatch staff as needed.

    Preventing and thawing frozen pipes

    Winter preparation for water pipes

    Garbage and Recycling

    In hazardous weather, haulers may not be able to provide collection and services may be delayed.

    Contact your hauler about your service.

  • Transportation

    • Local Conditions
    • Road Operations
    • Public Transportation
    Local Conditions

    Stay home when conditions are too dangerous to travel safely.

    If you must travel check road conditions at

    Road Operations

    Gresham crews anti-ice, de-ice, plow or sand streets – or a combination of techniques – depending on conditions. The City’s winter response
    route consists of three categories:

    • Priority 1: hospital and emergency routes, arterial streets, and bridges
    • Priority 2: through and collector streets and steep grades
    • Priority 3: residential streets, cul-de-sacs, and dead ends

    Use the City’s interactive plow map to see if your street is a primary, secondary or neighborhood street. If inclement weather persists, crews may focus on the Priority 1 and Priority 2 streets until weather improves. 

  • Stay informed