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Winter Road Conditions
ODOT Last Update: May 3, 2015, 1:41 pm
CR LAKE NATL PARK - ORE62Current Temperature:
.6° CelciusCurrent Conditions:
clearSnow depth:Snow Off Road:Driving Restrictions:
Carry chains or traction tires.
The north entrance off Hwy 138 is closed for the winter season. Rim road is Open. Road to Rim Village is open.Top
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Salem-News.com (March 25,2015 19:07)
Sentencing of Drake Carson Related To Pursuit FatalitySalem-News.com
This teenage driver from Marion County faced multiple charges for the January 26th, 2015 traffic crash that left one person dead.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Today, Drake Alan Douglas Carson, 17, pled guilty to Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. Read Full Article
After accepting the plea, the Honorable Cheryl Pellegrini sentenced Carson to a total of 84 months in the Department of Corrections, followed by 27 months of Post-Prison Supervision.
Salem-News.com (March 23,2015 18:51)
Lumber Truck Crash Creates Traffic ProblemsSalem-News.com
Excessive speed appears to be a factor.
(SALEM, Ore.) -A semi-truck carrying a load of lumber southbound on the Salem Parkway tipped over at Commercial St NE spilling its load. Read Full Article
Just after 3:00 PM, 46-year old Douglas Barnes, from Amity, was operating the 1985 Peterbilt pulling two flat bed trailers loaded with lumber. The truck rolled over as he was southbound on the Salem Parkway negotiating the curve onto Commercial St NE.
Salem-News.com (March 16,2015 22:29)
St. Patricks Day Safety Message: Do you feel lucky?Salem-News.com
Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving....don't push your luck.
(SALEM, Ore.) -The Oregon State Police (OSP) is partnering with local police and sheriff's departments throughout Oregon by targeting drunk and impaired drivers during tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Read Full Article
For too many Americans, St. Patrick's Day has ended in tragedy due to drunk drivers getting behind the wheel.
Salem-News.com (March 05,2015 22:27)
Fatal Traffic Crash on HWY 99W near McDougal JunctionSalem-News.com
ODOT established a detour around the crash scene on the heavily traveled highway.
(DAYTON, Ore.) -Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this morning's fatal crash on highway 99W near milepost 30, just south of McDougal Junction in Yamhill County. Read Full Article
A Tan Ford SUV was traveling northbound on highway 99W when for undetermined reasons the vehicle crossed the centerline into the southbound lane.
Salem-News.com (February 24,2015 14:12)
Car Crashes into Hagan Hamilton BuildingSalem-News.com Staff
A shocking sight indeed!
(McMinnville, Ore.) -A car crashed into the Hagan Hamilton Insurance building in McMinnville on Monday night. Read Full Article
During the investigation it was determined that the vehicle drove through the concrete barriers that were installed to protect the building, at a high rate of speed, after the driver was unable to negotiate a bend in the road.
Salem-News.com (February 10,2015 14:07)
Hazard Tree Removal to Cause Delays on Hwy 18 in Van Duzer State Scenic CorridorSalem-News.com Traffic
This effects milepost 8.5 to milepost 19, Grand Ronde to the coast.
(GRAND RONDE, Ore.) -Travelers may experience delays on a 10-mile stretch of Highway 18 in the H.B. Van Duzer State Scenic Corridor while crews remove unhealthy trees. ODOT will be working under an agreement with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on the three-day project, set for Feb. 24-26, weather permitting. Read Full Article
The tree removal will occur during daylight hours, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Salem-News.com (February 09,2015 16:49)
17,000 Customers in Lebanon Area RestoredSalem-News.com
(LEBANON, Ore.) -As of 3:45 pm, power has been restored to approximately 17,000 customers in the Lebanon area after 60-mile-per-hour winds and heavy rains caused 12 power poles to come down along Highway 34 starting at 10 am. Read Full Article
Now about 1,500 customers remain without power as we bring back service circuit by circuit to avoid unbalancing the system. This will take an hour or so.
Salem-News.com (February 09,2015 14:04)
OR 34 near Lebanon Restricted for Two Days (UPDATE)Salem-News.com
Travelers should anticipate delays and increased congestion during peak travel times.
(LEBANON, Ore.) -OR 34 (Corvallis-Lebanon Hwy.) will remain restricted to a single lane of travel in each direction approximately one mile west of Lebanon (MP15.7) for the next two days and possibly longer. Read Full Article
A dozen power poles and multiple power lines fell into the eastbound lanes of the highway after strong winds earlier today.
Salem-News.com (February 09,2015 11:47)
Fatal Head-On Crash on HWY 22W near MP 6.5 in Polk County Salem-News.com
This stretch of highway can be very dangerous, even for the most experienced driver.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this afternoon's head-on crash on highway 22W at milepost 6.5 - near Red Prairie Road in Polk County. Read Full Article
Preliminary information indicates shortly before 4:30 p.m., a green, 1995 Plymouth Neon, was westbound on highway 22W near Red Prairie Road overtaking another vehicle in the oncoming lane. The Neon collided head-on with an eastbound, Gray, 2004 Chevrolet Venture.
Salem-News.com (February 09,2015 11:40)
Deputies on Scene of Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Salem-News.com
The fatal accident will be investigated throughout the day.
(AURORA, Ore.) -The Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team is on scene of a two vehicle crash, on Arndt Road NE, near Aurora. The initial investigation shows that a commercial truck traveling east on Arndt Road collided with a pickup truck traveling westbound. Read Full Article
The driver of the commercial truck is not injured and cooperating with investigators, tragically the driver of the pickup truck has been pronounced dead at the scene.