Weather Conditions Cause Road Hazards

EUGENE, Ore. — This unusually powerful first fall storm is causing some road hazards and keeping public works crews busy over the weekend.

Oregon Department of Transportation reports three trees have fallen along a section of Highway 101 near Gardiner due to strong wind gusts. ¬†There’s also high water reported in parts of Coos Bay.

Downed trees are also affecting Highway 99 just north of Cottage Grove.

A tree is also blocking an area on Highway 226 five miles east of Scio. Also a tree has fallen on utility lines on Highway 20 four miles east of Albany causing a signal outage.

Transportation officials are asking residents to take alternate routes and/or avoid any unnecessary trips in these areas at this time.

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