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According to the Oreogn Department of Transportation, six people died in a five separate fatal traffic crashes in Oregon during this year's reporting period.  Three people died last year.

 

A total of 64 peoiple have died in Oregon traffic crashes during this holiday period since 2000. The highest number reported was in 1979 when  thirteen people were killed.

 

DUII arrests for Oregon State Police troopers during the holiday period show 48 drivers arrested.  Last year, OSP troopers reported 64 DUII arrests.

 

In Bend, there were 5 arrests, the second highest nubmer in the state, behind Springfield at 8.  The Portland area command office tied with Bend and saw 5 DUII arrests.

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.