Southbound traffic is now getting through, but Police are warning drivers to avoid highway 97 just north of Bend. Earlier today there was a fatal head-on collision at milepost 133, near Bowery Lane. The accident is still affecting traffic in that area because of the investigation. If you're driving; ODOT's Peter Murphy is asking for your patience. Murphy says early reports show the vehicles involved are an SUV and a Dodge passenger vehicle. The accident happened at 12:20 pm.