Highway 126 to reopen Friday after Holiday Farm Fire

Starting at noon, pilot cars will no longer be leading vehicles through the highway. However, ODOT asks drivers to stay away unless they are residents or responders.

Posted: Oct 1, 2020 3:56 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 4:25 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Weeks after the Holiday Farm Fire devastated the McKenzie River area, Highway 126 is set to reopen soon.

Angela Beers-Seydel with the Oregon Department of Transportation said the highway will reopen at noon on Friday.

There are still many hazards, so ODOT asks that drivers avoid Highway 126 unless they are residents, first responders or recovery personnel.

Trees and rocks could still fall on the road, and there is debris up to the fog line. There is no guard rail in spots, Beers-Seydel said.

When the change takes effect, there will be no more pilot cars leading caravans.

Drivers should expect lengthy delays during the week as work continues.

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