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Local News

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 & Weather

  • Chains or Traction Tires required on the mountain passes and Highway 97 South of Bend.
  • Traffic signals at US 97 and Pinebrook Blvd. turned off permanently.
  • Lane closure on Boyd Acres Road at Ross Road; 7am - 4:30pm through December 10
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