Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving gives us the chance to gather around a beautiful meal, spend some quality time together, and count all the things we’re grateful for. It’s also a time to think about others in our communities and share our blessings.

This 2022 holiday season it’s time to focus on whatever makes your heart happy. That good feeling can be found by hosting dinner, spending time with friends or spreading joy by giving back in your community. No matter how you decide to celebrate, food remains at the center of all the good that comes with the holiday season.

A Message from Oregon Department of Transportation

Cars make their way through a snowy Santiam Pass. Signage indicates they're traveling in a snow zone and overhead VMS warns: Snow zone - chains required.

Many holiday travelers will flock to the roads this week, but wet, snowy weather could gobble up your plans if you aren’t prepared. Our crews work through the feasting to keep your travels safe, but we could use your help. If there’s snow or a crash, continued staffing shortages mean we may need more time to clear roads.

We’re working to fill current vacant positions, but you should be prepared for less snow plowing. Please be courteous and patient with our crews, whether they are plowing or flagging traffic – we have a shared goal to keep you moving.

Here are some trip tips for #TurkeyDay travel:

🦃 This week is one of the busiest travel times of the year, regardless of conditions. Expect delays, plan ahead, and allow extra travel time.

🦃 Be careful when traveling over mountain passes. Check TripCheck.com for road conditions. Many camera displays include temperature and other helpful information.

🦃 Pay attention to roadside message signs. They contain critical information about conditions on the road ahead, like chain requirements.

🦃 Be ready for wintry road conditions. Carry chains and know how to use them. In case of major delays, pack supplies for you and your passengers such as food, water, blankets, warm clothes and medications.

🦃 Drive for conditions. Rain, snow, or extra traffic – slow down and give space for more stopping time, especially if the road is slick.

🦃 Give snowplows extra space and never pass on the right. Be patient. The safest place to be when it’s snowing is BEHIND a plow.

🦃 Don’t be a turkey! Make sure there’s a sober, focused and alert driver behind the wheel to help you get to and from your destinations.

🦃 Watch out for the whole flock and keep a lookout for pedestrians and cyclists who are often less visible in wintery weather.No matter how or where you travel in Oregon, be prepared for changing conditions. Let’s look out for each other, our crews, and emergency responders on the road. Everyone deserves a safe holiday weekend.

HOT MEAL PROVIDERS

Klamath Falls Gospel Mission:

1931 Mission Ave OR. 97601 (541) 882-4895

Meals Served: Breakfast 6:30 M-F/9:00 Sat & Sun   Lunch 12:00 M-F Dinner 5:00 Every Day

Seventh Day Adventist Church:

1735 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR. 97601

(541)882-2466

Meals Served: Dinner 5:30 Every Monday

Klamath Senior Center

Lunch M-F 11:30-12:30

LUGARES PARA OBTENER COMIDA CALIENTE Y PROTECCION

Klamath Falls Gospel Mission (Mision del Evangelio de Klamath Falls): 1931 Mission Ave, Klamath Falls, Or 97601 (541) 882-4895. Horario de las comidas: Desayuno 6:30 am (Lunes a Viernes). 9:00 am (Sabado y Domingo). Almuerzo: 12:00 am (Lunes a Viernes). Cena: todos los dias a las 5:00 pm.

Seventh Day Adventist Church: 1735 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR. 97601 (541)882-2466. Horario de las comidas: Cena 5:30 (Lunes)

Klamath Senior Center: Almuerzo 11:30-12:30 (Lunes a través de Viernes). Seniors 60+, & disabled individuals, or if you are accompanied by a Senior.

When the big feast comes around, don’t forget what Thanksgiving is all about. Being thankful is an important part of being happy and sharing this joy with others will only elevate your holiday. Oh, and remember to give your compliments to the chef, it is Thanksgiving after all.

We’ll be back in the office on Monday 11/28 – Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Basin Life Magazine

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

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