Oregon

12/4/12 ODOT crews in Lane County today were busy responding to weather related issues affecting state highways

On US 101, approximately 12 miles north of Florence, crews were called out at 3:16 a.m. to remove a large tree that had fallen across the highway and into utility lines.  One lane was reopened at 7:39 a.m. and the highway was fully reopened at 11:18 a.m.

A Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for late tonight through Wednesday afternoon for northwest Oregon rivers

12/3/12 RIVERS WITH THE GREATEST THREAT OF FLOODING INCLUDE SILETZ AND SIUSLAW ALONG THE COAST...AND THE MARYS...LUCKIAMUTE...AND CLACKAMAS IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY. THERE MAY ALSO BE MINOR FLOODING AT SOME LOCATIONS ON THE MAINSTEM WILLAMETTE... INCLUDING HARRISBURG AND CORVALLIS.
The target area includes:
* Cascade Foothills in Lane County

Skiers at Hoodoo BowlSANTIAM PASS: If the early plans of investors had panned out skiers could be making runs down Three Fingered Jack. When funding for a new road didn’t materialize, Bend businessman Ed Thurston constructed the Hoodoo Ski Bowl near the summit of the Santiam Pass in 1938. Before that he’d pioneered winter outings by operating a rope tow at White Branch in McKenzie Bridge.

Storms Bring Risk of Flooding, Damage

Pacific flood mapBy Alex Sosnowski, Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com

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McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/subscriptions-0. Purchase copies online at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/back-issues-0. Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.