Sunday, April 14 Flooding and High Water Updates
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Please check ODOT's TripCheck to see if highways are closed or traffic is restricted. As a reminder, please DO NOT cross flood waters. Turn around, don't drown! Keep yourself safe and plan ahead for delayed travel times.
ALL lanes are OPEN in both directions on OR 34 Corvallis - Lebanon Hwy East of Corvallis. The bypass is also open. The multi-use path remains under water and is damaged. Watch for crews. Cleanup and repair work begins Monday April 15, 2019. Expect delays, with lane closures and heavy equipment in the area. Check Tripcheck.com or call 511 for the latest conditions.
- Greenberry to Hwy 99W and Bellfountain.
- Old River Rd. at Hwy 99W to Bundy.
- Old River Rd. from Lane County to Schultz Rd.
- Quarry Rd. in North Albany.
- Springhill Dr. - water remains at road edge.
- Stow Pit Rd. at Hwy 99W and Old River Rd.
- Cherry Creek Rd.
- McFarland Rd.
- Schultz. Rd.
- Old River Rd.
Roads that remain closed
- Buena Vista Rd. closed at Polk County Line - posted on Springhill Dr.
- Bundy Rd.
- Eureka Rd. at Hwy 99
- East Ingram Island at W. Ingram Island Rd.
- Kiger Island Rd, at Hwy 99
- Old River Rd. to the end of E. Ingram Island Rd.
- Smith Loop
- West Ingram Island at Hwy 99
Roads with remaining high water
Shingle Creek Rd. near Marys River Rd.
Reminders from ODOT for Driving in Heavy Rain
Heavy rain can create dangerous driving conditions including reduced visibility, reduced traction between tires and the road, and less predictable car handling. Before heading out, visit TripCheck.com to check your route, and give yourself more time to get where you are going. Also remember to:
- Slow down, especially through high water. Driving through several inches of water at high speed can cause you to lose control of the car.
- Be aware of the potential for hydroplaning, when your tires encounter more water than they can scatter. Your tire loses traction with the road and if this occurs, ease off the gas, gently apply the brakes and steer straight ahead.
- Keep your distance; you may need more time to slow down.
- Turn on your headlights to improve visibility.
- Disengage your cruise control.
- Check your brakes. After driving through a puddle, check that brakes are working properly by tapping them gently a few times.
Crews are working to remove landslides and monitor water on the roadways all around the state. Be prepared for delays by making sure vehicles are fully fueled, and carry extra supplies. For more tips on driving safely in Oregon's challenging weather, visit ODOT's website.