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In eastern Oregon, the town of John Day and the surrounding area, is being affected by major flooding. The high waters were brought on by a weekend thunderstorm with heavy rains that mixed with record snow-melt.

In the town of John Day, we talked to the Program Director at local radio station, KJDY. Kelly Workman says every 5 years of so they seem to get a big flooding event like this. A local high school seems to be the hardest hit this time: “Grant Union High School, right between John Day and Canyon City; they've had damage to their running track. Part of the tracks been washed out. They had 6 inches water in both the new gym and the old gym and estimated 3-4 feet of water in their boiler room. They're estimated right around $700,000 of damage at Grant Union High School."

 

 

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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.

 
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