Fatal Crash Closes Parts of I-5

[UPDATE: 6:30 P.M.] Oregon State Police confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the accident and Richard Scott is still recovering from serious injuries at a Portland hospital. Police said he will likely face criminal charges. [UPDATE: 11:17 A.M.] Medford Police released a statement on their Facebook page regarding the victim of this fatal traffic crash: … Continue reading »

Semi Closes Northbound Lanes on I-5

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, OR. — All lanes are back open between exits 43 and 45 along I-5, and traffic is running smoothly. A semi-truck accident is restricting traffic along I-5 this morning. Now officials are saying fatigue may have played a factor. It happened around 3:45 a.m. near mile marker 45. The semi-truck driver says he … Continue reading »

Taser Used on Naked I-5 Wanderer

ASHLAND, Ore. – State police confirm the young girl found wandering naked and confused along I-5 early Sunday morning was apprehended with a Taser. Officials say that she is a juvenile. She was found just after 4:00 a.m. between mileposts 18 and 19, apparently unresponsive and unaware of her surroundings, and it was Adam Bednar … Continue reading »

Construction to Begin Near Mt. Sexton

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Traffic heading north on Interstate 5 out of Grants Pass will likely run into delays for the next several months. A multi-million dollar project to build a climbing lane on Mt. Sexton, as well as repaving and other improvement from Hugo to Glendale is expected to take a year or more … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »