UPDATE: Exit 55 in Grants Pass Back Open After Grass Fire Closure

ODOT reports that both northbound on and off-ramps were closed to traffic while crews attack the fire.

Posted: Jul. 9, 2018 11:12 AM
Updated: Jul. 9, 2018 12:29 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —

UPDATE: ODOT reports that all ramps are back open to traffic after the grass fire was extinguished.

(Updated as of 12:25 p.m. on Monday, July 9)



INITIAL REPORT:
Exit 55 from Interstate-5 in Grants Pass is currently closed due to a grass fire in the area, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Both the on-ramp and off-ramp are closed for northbound traffic from I-5, ODOT said. They advise that travelers use Exit 58 for Grants Pass.

ODOT is advising caution in the area, as traffic is apparently "queuing" on the off-ramp as cars wait for the closure to clear. They also advised drivers to be watch for emergency crews.

This is a developing story, and we will update this article as more details emerge.

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