DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Labor Day weekend is here, and for many people, that means it's time to hit the road and get out of town.
But it likely won't be smooth sailing.
Officials say that they expect heavy traffic.
Not only will people be driving for the holiday weekend, but authorities also expect a lot of people to be heading to the many football games around the state.
With all of those cars on the road, officials are urging people to drive safely. "With all of the traffic, especially on secondary highways, trying to make those dangerous passes and getting in a big hurry, you're not getting anywhere," said Lt. Doug Ladd of OSP. "There's still lots and lots of cars in front of you. So get in line and be patient."
Ladd is also urging people not to drink and drive. "Please don't drink and drive," said Ladd. "If you're going to partake in some activities, make sure you have a plan so that after the game or when the campfire's over, you're not in a position of making a stupid decision."
He adds that law enforcement will be out in full force, looking for people who aren't driving safely.
So, he asks people to buckle up, drive sober and be prepared for some long waits.