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The Evacuation Level at Marks Creek area is now downgraded to Level 1.   Crook County agencies are resuming normal daily operations.  ODOT begins piloted car traffic through the fire area of Hwy 26.   (See Below)

 

 

 

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Michael Ryan July 22, 2014

Emergency Manager

Crook County, Oregon

MEDIA RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WATERMAN COMPLEX FIRE

 

By Emergency Manager, Michael Ryan, 541-447-6398

 

Effective 0800hrs July 22, 2014, Crook County Emergency Management in conjunction with the Waterman Complex Fire Management Team in Mitchell, OR is reducing the Level 2 Advisory to a Level 1 Advisory.

 

The Level 1 advisory reminds residents that there is still a working wild land fire in the area. Fire crews and contractors will still be working in the area and that surrounding forest roads are still in forest closure. Additionally vehicular traffic on Hwy 26E will begin to return to normal starting with Pilot Cars leading traffic through the fire zone along Hwy 26. Please see ODOT Trip Check for Details. http://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?curRegion=5

 

Crook County Sheriff’s Office & Search and Rescue along with Crook County Fire & Rescue will be resuming normal daily operations. All inquiries about the Waterman Complex Fire should be directed to the Incident Management Team Information Officer at 541-787-4321 or check the Wildfire Incident Web site at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/ for details.

 

 

 YOU WILL BE KEPT ADVISED AS CONDITIONS CHANGE.  AREA RADIO AND TV STATIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO BROADCAST PERIODIC UPDATES.

 

FOR FIRE INFORMATION call 541-787-4321

Release provided by Emergency Manager – Michael Ryan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.