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Salem-News.com (Dec-29-2018 12:48)

Tree Blocks Hwy on Humbug Mountain

Expect the unexpected throughout winter months

(U.S. 101, MP 307) - humbug mountain Just south of Port Orford, at 6:36 p.m. Thursday, the Humbug Mountain corridor highway became blocked by a large tree that fell across the highway.

ODOT removed the tree estimated at 6 feet in diameter, 60 feet tall.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-27-2018 22:47)

Salem Woman Killed by Train (UPDATED)

The investigation into this fatal tragedy continues.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Train fatal On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at approximately 2:20 pm, Salem Police officers responded to the area of Marion St NE and 12th St NE on the report of an adult female being struck by a southbound Union Pacific freight train.

The victim, identified as 46-year old Michelle Manis, of Salem, was found deceased at the scene.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2018 00:20)

Log Train Derailment Closes Numerous Streets in Salem

Front St NE will remained closed into the morning.

(SALEM, Ore.) - log train derailed At approximately 8:45 pm Tuesday, a northbound log train derailed in Salem, near Front St NE and Hood St NE. No hazardous materials were no board.

The derailment has closed numerous streets and those streets may remained closed into the morning, affecting the morning commute.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2018 18:42)

Cleanup Efforts Continuing along Hwy 38 After Fatal Crash

A 2012 Kenworth truck towing double fuel tanks struck a large black cow standing in the road, then lost control, went off the road and struck a power pole.

(SCOTTSBURG, Ore.) - fatal crash The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality continues to oversee cleanup and monitoring near the site of an Oct. 22 truck crash and fuel release on Oregon 38.

The truck was carrying around 7,500 gallons of gasoline and 2,500 gallons of diesel when it crashed.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2018 17:03)

ODOT Closes Old McKenzie Pass Highway

Predicted snow causes this Seasonal Closure

(BEND, Ore.) - OR Hwy 242 closed With snow in the Oregon Cascades predicted over the next week, maintenance managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation have made the decision to close the Old McKenzie Pass Highway (OR 242), for the winter/snow season effective Monday, November 5 at dawn.

It will reopen in Summer 2019, when the snows have melted and travel is again safe on the old highway.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-31-2018 12:52)

Studded Tire Season in Oregon Begins Nov 1

The studded tire season in Oregon is Nov. 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon winter traffic When the driving surface isn't covered in ice, studded tires can damage the road. ODOT encourages drivers to consider all of your options, including other types of traction tires or chains.

If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-23-2018 20:58)

Aurora Man in Custody after Hit and Run Crash with School Bus

There were 20 children on the bus at the time of the crash.

(DONALD, Ore.) - school bus crash According to Deputies, the preliminary investigation revealed that the Peterbuilt truck operated by 49-year old Timothy Brown, of Sheridan, was traveling west on Ehlen Rd NE. As Brown approached the intersection with Butteville Rd NE, a black SUV driving eastbound made a left hand turn in front of him.

Brown hit the SUV at approximately 55 mph causing it to spin and crash into the left front portion of the school bus that was sitting at the stop sign, waiting to turn.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2018 02:14)

Bend Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Crash with Bear

Tragedy is a reminder of unforeseen risks on the road.

(WARM SPRINGS, Ore.) - Rhett Larsen 39-year old Rhett Larsen, an off-duty firefighter from Bend, was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound when a large bear ran into his path on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. He was unable to avoid the bear and struck the animal in the eastbound lane.

Larsen was thrown from his motorcycle and then was struck by a westbound Ford SUV pulling a utility trailer driven by 57-year old Margaret Sweo, from Oregon City. Sweo's vehicle traveled off the roadway and rolled onto its side.

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Salem-News.com (May-23-2018 17:29)

Memorial Day Weekend is No Time to Drive Loaded

Drunk driving crashes are PREVENTABLE!

(SALEM, Ore.) - drive sober Along with police agencies across the country, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning May 25th and ending May 28th, patrols will be stepped up, with additional deputies who will be attempting to locate DUII drivers.

Deputies will be working all hours of the day and night to ensure a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors. The focus, according to ODOT, will be to make sure child passengers are buckled up; ensuring traffic moves over for emergency vehicles; and getting impaired drivers off the road.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-29-2018 10:45)

Erratic Motorhome Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

Shots were fired but no one sustained gunshot injuries.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Four Salem Police Officers were involved in a line-of-duty shooting following a dangerous incident in which a motorhome struck two police patrol vehicles.

The driver, 61-year old Roy Victor Devoursney of Salem, exited the vehicle and refused to comply with officers' commands, resulting in the deployment of a taser and then officers took him into custody.

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