Road hazards reported as storm moves across Oregon

Road hazards reported as storm moves across Oregon

A trio of storms is slated to hit the northwest this weekend, causing ODOT to issue a number of warnings on Oregon's roadways.

The department asks that drivers reduce speeds and be aware of the potential road hazards caused by the strong gusts and rain hitting the area.

A wind advisory will be in effect for the Willamette Valley until 11 p.m. Sunday. 

More rain and stronger winds are forecast for Sunday afternoon and evening and is forecast to bring in another inch or two of rain by Monday. The strongest gusts of wind could reach as high as 40-50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Highway 20

Hazardous debris are covering part of the roadway near the intersection of Sodaville-Waterloo Drive. In a release sent out at around 2:40 p.m. Sunday, ODOT said drivers could expect delays of around 20 minutes.

 

A tree fell into utility lines along on US 20, four miles west of Albany Saturday afternoon. ODOT said that it caused a signal outage for the local area.

 

Highway 138 (near Elkton)

High water is covering parts of Hwy 138 about 7 miles south of Elkton. ODOT reported the hazard Sunday at around 1 p.m., saying drivers should expect slight delays when moving through the area.

 

Highway 101

Flaggers helped direct traffic through a two-mile stretch of Highway 101 Saturday night after it was hit by strong gusts of wind just south of the Lane and Douglas County border, the Oregon Department of Transportation said. Trees and vegetation were strewn across the roadway near Gardiner, delaying drivers anywhere from 20 minutes to over an hour.

High water covered the roadway near North Bend late Saturday night. ODOT canceled the warning earlier Sunday morning.

  

Highway 58 near Oakridge

Brush and trees covered the road about 7 miles west of Oakridge Saturday night. While road crews worked to clear the roadway, ODOT reported several similar occurrences on the highway through the night.

 

Highway 226 (Albany-Lyons Hwy)

A fallen tree blocked Highway 226 about five miles east of Scio. Officials sent a crew to clear the downed tree off the road Saturday night.

 

Highway 99

ODOT received reports of downed trees along OR 99 (or the Goshen Divide Highway) about three miles north of Cottage grove at around 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

OR 200 (Territorial Highway)

Trees and limbs litter the side of the road near Loraine early Sunday morning. While ODOT hasn't reported any significant hazards or delays, they advise drivers to take it slow when driving down Territorial as more debris could fall onto the road.

 

Highway 214

At around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, ODOT reported that downed limbs and vegetation was blocking one lane of OR 214 about 4 miles south of Silver Creek Falls.

 

For more on the road conditions in your area visit ODOT's website.