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Debris cleanup underway along Highway 138 East

Officials said they are trying to clear any debris caused by the snowstorm that closed more than 40 miles of the highway in January.

Posted: Feb 17, 2020 7:08 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation began work Monday cleaning up Highway 138 East.

Officials said they are trying to clear any debris caused by the snowstorm that closed more than 40 miles of the highway in January.

RELATED: MORE THAN 40 MILES OF HIGHWAY 138 STILL CLOSED, OFFICIALS SAY

Workers are also cutting down potentially dangerous trees that could create future road hazards in the future.

Drivers should expect delays and there will be flaggers guiding traffic. They are asking people to drive with caution as well.

Trinity Barney, who is the manager of the Idleyld Trading Post on Highway 138, said drivers shouldn’t worry about the project slowing down traffic because it’s a slow time of year.

“We’re really used to having construction happening in the wintertime on Highway 138 and the locals are as well,” said Barney.

Officials said drivers will see cleanup between mileposts 22 and 29. The project will conclude at the end of March.

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