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Highway 126 closed after multiple collisions

Officials said drivers should still be cautious on the road.

Posted: Oct 13, 2018 9:19 AM
Updated: Oct 13, 2018 6:07 PM

UPDATE: The stretch of Highway 126 between Central Road and Fisher Road reopened, but officials said crews from ODOT will be monitoring it throughout the day Saturday.  Additionally, officials said drivers should still be cautious on the road. 

Angela Beers-Seydel, a spokesperson for ODOT wants to remind drivers to adjust to changing road conditions.

"Give yourself extra time anywhere you're going this time of year," Beers-Seydel said. "You never know quite what's going to be out there. If there's fog, if there's smoke, if there's something that doesn't seem quite like it usually does, slow down."

She recommends checking Trip Check for conditions before you hit the road.

LANE COUNTY, Ore. - At least five cars collided Saturday morning on Highway 126 due to poor visibility in the area. Officials closed the road on Highway 126 between Central Road and Fisher Road. 

Officials said the poor visibility is from fog and residual smoke from a controlled burn on Friday. They said the road will be closed until the fog clears. In the meantime, they said drivers should take Clearlake or Highway 36. 

Tressa Miller with Lane Fire Authority said the visibility was so bad, crews on scene were unable to see in front of them as they were walking. 

Officials said no one has been taken to the hospital, but crews from Lane Fire Authority, ODOT, and Oregon State Police were on the scene just in case. 

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