Highway 242 Closed for the Season

MCKENZIE BRIDGE, Ore. — Highway 242 is officially closed for the season. Half a foot of snow covered the highway by mid-afternoon Thursday, and another eight to ten feet is expected through Friday. ODOT says it’s just too difficult to maintain during the winter months. The earliest the closure has occurred was Oct. 18, 1996. … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »