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Lots of people love to have the adventure of cutting down their own Christmas tree in the forest; but there could be hidden dangers.

 

Jean Nelson Dean with the Deschutes national forest says to look at the weather forecast closely and prepare for anything.  The thing is that when people go out, they need to be prepared for potentially getting stuck. And they need to thinking: if it is getting bad, turn around right then, don't get stuck. Don't ask people to come out and find you. And if you do get stuck, please have warm clothing, food and water, a way to communicate."

 

Nelson Dean says remember that not only will it worry your family; the Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team,  which could number several dozen, would have to come out and fund out.

 

Also, they do not plow the forest service roads during the winter unless they have a project they are working on - so stay on the well traveled roads.

Traffic

 

 

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

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • 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.