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A local mom and her two young kids are safe after they accidentally went through the spillway on the Deschutes River at Colorado Avenue in Bend Wednesday afternoon. Bend Police Sgt. Nick Parker says the mom and her two young kids were apparently not able to navigate the Deschutes River and get out at Colorado, so the current carried them into dangerous waters: “It sounds like they were all on a float tube, or a boat together, small. And they lost it in the current. It sounds like they couldn’t get to shore in time, before the spillway. SO all three went under.” Citizens rescued the 7 year old girl and 5 year old boy. The mom was stranded on a rock and rescued by the fire department.” Bend Fire officials say hundred's of people are floating the river on hot days now and they urge people to be careful navigating the river there. Deputy Fire Marshal Dan Derlacki is with the Bend Fire Department: “There’s lots of places to get injured get stuck or anything like that. There’s been many, many accidents there. It’s a common spot.” He says they see this happen about 4-5 times year, during the warmer months.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

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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