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ODOT Closes McKenzie Pass Highway

BEND, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation has closed the Old McKenzie Pass Highway, OR 242, for the winter/snow season.

This yearly closure happens due to higher than anticipated snowfall.

ODOT planned on closing the highway next week but changed the closure date to Friday.

The earliest date that the highway has been closed was Oct. 18, 1996, and the latest closure was January 10, 1939. Last year, the closure happened Nov. 14.

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