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Now that we are in the heat of the fire season, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office wants to remind you not to think a fast moving wildfire can't happen here this summer. The long winter and mostly mild summer could have some people lulled into a false sense of security. Scott Shelton is with Deschutes County Search and Rescue and plays a role in fire evacuations.   “You know Central Oregon, it’s an ever changing climate here; things happen very quickly to us. And many times I think we become complacent. But things change very quickly around here; we are in an area that has a history of wildfire and as we expand the urban interface has changed a great deal. So if we keep that in mind it will help us prepare; it will help them prepare. In the event of a fire you need to be prepared by having an emergency kit: keepsakes, medications and important records all easy to get to quickly. And if you have large animals you may need to have a special emergency evacuation plan in place.

 

 

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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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