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A 61 year old La Pine man was killed in a traffic accident near Wickiup Junction last night. Sheriff's officials say Wesley Powell died when he pulled out in front of a semi on Highway 97. Sheriff's officials are investigating Thursday night's fatal crash to see if alcohol was a factor. Sergeant Vance Lawrence with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says it appears that drinking did play a role. “A combination of icy windshield; drinking may be a factor. Warn people that even a few drinks can impair your judgment and reflexes." Highway 97 was clocked in both directions three miles north of La Pine for about two hours. The driver of the Peterbilt was a 27 year old man from California and he wasn't cited. Lawrence says the semi wasn't able to stop in time to avoid the accident.

 

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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