Crews Repairing Lebanon Power Lines

LEBANON, Ore. — Pacific Power crews continue to remove and repair 12 power line poles that fell Monday due to heavy winds. It happened on Highway 34, about a mile west of Lebanon. Pacific Power says it will take crews several days to repair the poles. “We need to go in with specialized equipment. We’ll … Continue reading »

Power Lines Fall on Highway 34

LEBANON, Ore. — ¬†Part of Highway 34 remains closed near Lebanon, as crews continue to repair power lines that fell onto the road Monday morning. The highway will be restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction about a mile west of Lebanon for at least the next two days. The Oregon Department … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Highway 34 Traffic Delayed

UPDATE (11:05 A.M.) Highway 34 is partially reopened. ODOT expects traffic delays under¬†20 minutes, according to TripCheck.com. LEBANON, Ore. — Highway 34 is closed approximately one mile west of Lebanon (MP 15.7), due to multiple power poles and power lines down across the highway, according to ODOT. ODOT says drivers should find an alternate route. … Continue reading »

No Contest Plea After Fatal Crash

ALBANY, Ore. — A woman is pleading no contest to multiple charges after a car crash a year and a half ago that killed an Oregon State University student. On Tuesday, 37-year-old Valorie Carrigan of Blodgett pleaded no contest to criminally negligent homicide and assault in the third degree. Oregon State Police say she tried … Continue reading »

Highway Memorial Signs To Honor Soldiers

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A state bill, inspired by a Philomath family’s loss, is on its way to the governor’s desk. The bill would rename parts of Highway 34 after three fallen soldiers. The familes of Lance Corporal Tyler Troyer, Specialist Eric McKinley and Kevin Dewayne Davis have been working to get the signs placed on … Continue reading »

Truck Fire Closes Highway 34

TANGENT, Ore. — A log truck received major fire damage Tuesday after a fire started when it was traveling along Highway 34. Oregon State Police say around 10 a.m. Randy L. Nunn, 44, of Sweet Home, was driving westbound on Highway 34, east of I-5, when a fire started near the dashboard. Nunn said he … Continue reading »

Man Cited for DUII in Highway 34 Crash

ALSEA, Ore. — Police cited a Corvallis man for DUII after crashing along Highway 34 near Alsea. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon when, police say, 28-year-old Paul Harden was driving eastbound on Highway 34 when he drove off the highway and down a steep embankment. Harden and his passenger were taken to the hospital with … Continue reading »