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(Rainier, OR)  --  Police say a man who shot a Rainier police officer and later took his own life was a Washington resident.  Authorities say 30-year-old Christopher Elliott of Waitsburg, Washington shot the officer Monday during a traffic stop on Highway 30.  Officials say Elliott later shot himself in the head as police searched for him.  Officer Russ George suffered a wound to the hand and was struck in the chest by the bullet, but he was wearing a ballistic vest at the time.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.