PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man in northwest Washington was stuck and killed by a snowplow and authorities urged people not to travel in some areas of Washington and Oregon as winter storms continue throughout the region.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Heavy snow and high winds forced officials to close dozens of state roads in Oregon on Monday and shut Interstate 84 through the Columbia River Gorge, while blowing snow also closed Interstate 90 over the Cascade Mountains in Washington.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have closed southbound Interstate 5 at Ashland in southern Oregon because of blizzard conditions, heavy snow and disabled vehicles.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Oregon Department of Transportation said late Wednesday afternoon that there was no estimated time for the freeway’s southbound lanes to reopen.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Transportation can learn from its challenging experience overseeing the biggest wildfire cleanup job in state history, according to Oregon Secretary of State auditors.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Transportation Commission has granted conditional approval to a plan to expand Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter as well as build a cap over the freeway to allow for the redevelopment of a Black community destroyed when the interstate was first built.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown supports moving forward with a plan that would expand Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter while spending more than $1 billion to build a “cap” over the freeway to rebuild a community wrecked by its initial construction.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An independent forester hired to do a hasty review of the state’s controversial hazard tree removal program has concluded that 96% of the 2,200 trees he recently examined were appropriately marked for removal.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is hiring a Pacific Northwest-based arborist to review the state’s removal of trees in wildfire burn areas after recent concerns that the operation has been hasty and excessive.
The brutal ice storm that ravaged parts of Lane County in December 2016 has prompted the Oregon Department of Transportation to add road salt to its highway-clearing arsenal in the county.
But it will take the perfect winter storm, the kind that brings heavy freezing rain or packed snow, before state road crews sprinkle salt on the stretch of Interstate 5 in the county, ODOT transportation maintenance manager Kevin Finch said Tuesday in announcing the new strategy.
A structural analysis of the Scottsburg Bridge found that one of the bridge's main steel supports was damaged, making the bridge unstable and unable to hold the weight of any traffic.
The bridge was damaged by a semitrailer that crashed into it Wednesday afternoon, forcing the state to shut down Highway 38 through the weekend.