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Highway 22 Closed Indefinitely Due To Beachie Creek Fire

(Detroit, OR)  --  Transportation officials say Highway 22 will remain closed indefinitely from Gates Hill Road to the Santiam Junction due to damage from the Beachie Creek Fire.  The Oregon Department of Transportation says the blaze damaged tens of thousands of trees that need to be removed to make the highway safe.  Guardrails and road signs were also burned and need to be replaced.  Once the trees are removed, pilot cars will be used to guide traffic through repairs that are still being made.

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