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A Prineville man led police on a 25-minute high-speed chase just before 1a.m. Saturday morning. A Crook County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle on Highway 26 between Prineville and Madras, but the vehicle fled, reaching speeds over 100 mph. Units from Oregon State Police, and Prineville joined the chase. The suspect nearly collided with the pursuing police cars several times. Joseph Furtado, 24, was eventually apprehended at Milepost 14 on Northwest O’Neil Highway after hitting two sets of spike stripes. He was arrested on various traffic charges, including DUII.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)