Local News

Court Hearing For Hunnel Road Closure

Unsanctioned campers living in the area of Hunnell Road in Bend have been asked to leave voluntarily by midnight Monday.

Crews are scheduled to start cleaning up the area Tuesday, but that plan is in limbo, pending an injunction filed last week. 

During a hearing Friday, a judge heard arguments from a homeless advocate and some campers who say they need more time, citing the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Makayla Oliver, with the City of Bend, tells KBND News City staff worked last week with those with accessibility issues.

“We’ve been talking and engaging with the folks out on Hunnell and Clausen roads continuing to work on cases, and review those cases to see what kind of modifications can be offered,” Oliver says staff worked last week with 16 disabled campers with accessibility requests.

Oliver says clean up and restoration could take four to six days, “Hunnell, Loco, and Clausen roads will be closed from Cooley Road to the north. So, we’re going to try to maintain local access throughout the closure depending on how many people remain after the closure takes effect.”

Deschutes County Circuit Court Judge Wells Ashby scheduled another hearing for Monday afternoon before ruling on the injunction.

On Air Now

George Noorey
George Noorey
12:00am - 2:00am
Coast to Coast



News Disclaimers