Icy Roads Contributes to Crash

Medford, Ore. — A truck hit icy patches of road along the freeway, causing it to flip and land near milepost 31 and Biddle Road. It happened just before 7 a.m. on I-5.  Oregon State Police said the cold air coming underneath bridges makes patches of the freeway, slicker than the regular road surface. “Every … Continue reading »

Firefighters Open Door to Help Aquarium

GOLD HILL, Ore. — With ice on the interstate and chains on their tires, the weather proved to be much colder than two men coming from southern California anticipated. “We were coming down and we had to chain up and we were going really slow at that point, trying to find a warm place that … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Supplies Fly Off Shelves

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Signs lead the way to I-5 over the Siskiyou Summit from exit 14.  Chains haven’t been required yet over the pass, but at gas stations at the last chance exit, they’re prepared for the first big freeze. “Not so soon in the season, but eventually. They’ll be rolling in,” said Valero … Continue reading »

Grass Fires Along I-5 Near Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Two grass fires have started along I-5 three miles south of Rogue River. The first is southbound near mile marker 45.5 and the second is northbound near mile marker 48. Expect delays in both areas. We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you more details as they become … Continue reading »

Rollover on I-5 Near Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A rollover occurred this afternoon on I-5 southbound near Gold Hill and mile marker 43. One lane was open, while one lane was blocked. The crash involved two vehicles and traffic was backed up about one mile, near the Rogue River exit. One lane was open, while one lane was blocked. … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Fire Picture Gallery

 

Boat Inspections Open Early This Year

MEDFORD, Ore. — California man Mike McDonald hit the road Saturday morning with Crescent City and open water on his mind. “I’m going to take it over and hopefully get some crabbing done, then when salmon season opens, I’ll be out there hopefully the first of April to get out there and get some salmon,” … Continue reading »

Arrest in Freeway Overpass Rock Throw

RICE HILL, Ore. — Oregon State Police have made an arrest in the case from November of last year in which a man threw a rock off of an I-5 overpass and hit a passing car The suspect arrested is Mathew McKinney, age 19 of Sutherlin. On November 26, 2012 McKinney threw a rock off … Continue reading »

Weather Delays Drivers On I-5 South

NEAR MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s been a long week for Oregon Department of Transportation crews at the Siskiyou summit and Sunday was no different. “It’s been a lot of hard work. You just don’t stop,” said ODOT worker Lori Reeves. After lifting full chain requirements earlier Sunday morning, Interstate 5 was hit hard again … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Keeps ODOT Crews Busy

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — As snow fell on I -5 Saturday morning near the border of Oregon and California, workers with the Oregon Department of Transportation were in full force making sure the roads were safe and clear for drivers. “We’ve started pre-treating for the last couple days. In anticipation with these storms coming in,” … Continue reading »

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