BREAKING NEWS: New Evacuation Warnings Issued for Areas Near Taylor Creek Fire Full Story
SEVERE WX: Air Quality Alert View Alerts

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. —

Scroll for more content...

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.

Related Content

Article Comments

Medford
Overcast
72° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Brookings
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 54°
Crater Lake
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 62°
Grants Pass
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 68°
Klamath Falls
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 62°
Thunderstorms Tonight, Hot & Smoky Tomorrow
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

Lake Shastina Golf Tip

Image

Sunday, July 22 Evening Weather

Image

Sunday, July 22 Morning Weather

Image

Marc McMahon Wins at Arena Wars MMA

Image

Garner Complex Updates

Image

Saturday, July 21 Evening Weather

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Lightning Threat on Sunday

Image

Saturday, July 21 Morning Weather

Image

Local Foster Care Seeks Evacuation Aid

Image

Evacuation Aid For Jackson And Josephine Counties

Community Events