SISTERS, OR -- Several crashes snarled traffic as thousands tried to leave the Sisters Rodeo, yesterday. The first occurred At about 4 p.m., when a car ran into a power pole on Highway 20 between Sisters and Bend. That accident temporarily cut electricity to the area, including at the rodeo grounds.
About an hour later, another crash blocked both lanes of Highway 126 near Cloverdale, between Sisters and Redmond. A car fire was also reported nearby.
Both highways reopened at about 6 p-m. No word on any injuries.