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High winds force clean-up crews out of High Cascades area (Photo) - 01/15/20

UNION CREEK -  High winds pushed crews out of the High Cascades closure area this afternoon.

Due to the hazard to public and crew safety, the Oregon 62 closure is back to Prospect from Union Creek. These winds have halted progress for the day due to hazard trees. Crews will re-evaluate in the morning. But with another foot of snow in the forecast tonight and tomorrow, clean-up work will be evaluated day by day.

Current High Cascade closures:

  • Highway 138 closed from Toketee to U.S. 97
  • Oregon 62/230 closed at Prospect

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Oregon 138E closure extended west to Dry Creek (Photo) - 01/14/20

GLIDE - Oregon 138E closure, 30 miles east of Glide: Due to slides and fallen trees, the closure has moved west to MP 47 at Dry Creek.
Crews are evaluating the corridor this morning. As conditions permit, their plan is to shorten the closures and re-establish the connection between Diamond Lake and U.S. 97. and on Oregon 62 from Prospect to Union Creek.

There have been several reported near misses in the area from falling trees, including an 18 inch tree that fell on a loggers pick-up yesterday near Union Creek. No injuries have been reported 

 

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Snow-laden trees close Oregon 230, West Diamond Lake Highway (Photo) - 01/12/20

UNION CREEK - Oregon 230 is closed due to hazardous trees leaning over the highway, creating hazardous conditions. This closure is from Oregon 138 near Diamond Lake to the Oregon 230/62 intersection near Union Creek. Drivers should use alternate routes and be prepared for winter driving conditions.
There's no estimated time for reopening.

Attached photos were taken late this afternoon by ODOT crews

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Snow-laden trees close Oregon 230, West Diamond Lake Highway (Photo) - 01/12/20

UNION CREEK - Oregon 230 is closed due to hazardous trees leaning over the highway, creating hazardous conditions. This closure is from Oregon 138 near Diamond Lake to the Oregon 230/62 intersection near Union Creek. Drivers should use alternate routes and be prepared for winter driving conditions.
There's no estimated time for reopening.

Attached photos were taken late this afternoon by ODOT crews

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Photos- I-5 semi crash near Central Point (Photo) - 12/31/19

CENTRAL POINT - The Interstate 5 northbound fast will remain closed for much of the day neare mile point 32.5 for recovery of sheet glass from a flatbed semi that crashed earlier this morning. Drivers through the Rogue Valley should expect congestion and delays during recovery. The driver was transported. ###