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The bitterly cold temperatures can mean life or death for the homeless. Still, some will choose to stay out in the cold. One homeless man we talked to in Bend says he's seen people freeze to death on the streets and he's urging the homeless to swallow their pride and come in out of the cold.  He's very happy to be at the Bethlehem Inn tonight: “Unless you’ve been there, it’s really hard to describe. The coldest you can be, So cold you can’t unbutton your clothing or you can’t tie your shoes. Just bone-chilling cold.” "Mike" says he is homeless by choice and has been on the streets for several years. He came to Bend about five months ago and helps at the shelters and does other odd jobs to pay for necessities. Besides the homeless, the single digit temperatures are brutal for our pets too.  The Humane Society of Central Oregon says pets should be kept inside. Dogs and cats can get frostbite on their ears, nose and feet if left outside. If you have to keep your dog or cat outside they say you should make sure their bedding is dry, their water bowl isn't frozen, and that they have even more food than usual.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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