ODOT Crews Respond to Several Incidents Due to Storm

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been a busy weekend for crews across the state, with rain and strong winds sending trees crashing down and high waters stopping traffic.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said all major state highways in Northwest Oregon are open and clear, after delays on Saturday.

On Saturday afternoon ODOT said they responded to seven downed trees in a 12-minute period on multiple highways. They said high water closed OR 126 near Cushman, along with a section of U.S. 26.

Although the worst of the storm has passed, ODOT wants to remind drivers that hazardous travel conditions may still develop. They said this includes areas of high water, slides and downed trees.

They said travelers should be extra cautious around high water because you won’t know how deep it is.

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