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It’s summertime and many people are spending a lot more time outdoors, and that can lead to some common, or not so common injuries coming into the hospital emergency rooms. Doctor Steve Kreps, the Emergency Department Manager with St. Charles Bend says water sports and biking take the lion's share of injuries.

"We see water. We do see injuries from riding bikes. Bicycle riding out on the road is very popular here in Central Oregon. We do see people that have injuries. I've even seen folks in the Emergency Department that have been hit by a deer, while they're on their bike. So we definitely see some strange things come into the Emergency Department." Kreps says the rules for outdoor play are common sense: wear a helmet while bike riding. Tell someone where you are going; in the water, use a life jacket.” He says it's a great idea to get your young children into swim lessons and water safety classes.
 
 
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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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