ODOT Crews Ready for Winter Weather

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Only a couple of inches of snow is expected to fall near the Siskiyou Summit early Saturday morning, but some plows are already mounted to some of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s big rigs. They’ll be in the second year of a program that will let them use salt to clear … Continue reading »

Project Update on Mt. Sexton

MT. SEXTON, Ore. — With winter weather just around the corner, contractors on Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass are rushing to get as much work done as possible now. One problem as cropped up that they may not have expected: a slide has developed near the summit where the hillside was blasted away to … Continue reading »

Wildfires at California-Oregon Border

NEAR HORNBROOK, Calif. — Oregon Department of Transportation now says all lanes are now open 5 miles south of the Oregon border. Motorists should exercise caution as CalFire crews continue to fight a wildfire. This is near the agriculture check point. Oregon Department of Transportation reported earlier this afternoon that Interstate 5 was closed to … Continue reading »

Rollover on I-5 Northbound Near Talent

  TALENT, Ore. — A rollover has occurred on I-5 near exit 21, blocking both traffic lanes. ODOT is reporting estimated delays between 20 minutes and two hours. We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you the details as they become available.

Businesses Make Way for Expressway

MEDFORD, Ore. — While cars cruised down Crater Lake Highway Wednesday afternoon, owner of Fast Bozy and Girlz Toyz, Scott White, was hard at work moving out of his store and temporarily into a trailer. “Location is important. This was a great location for me, probably the best in the valley, so, I’m trying to … Continue reading »

Five Car Pileup Near Crater Lake Highway

MEDFORD, Ore. — A five-car pileup sends several people to the hospital and stops traffic at a busy intersection on Friday afternoon. Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Department of Transportation eventually cleaned up the crash that happened around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 62 and Vilas Road. The driver at the front … Continue reading »

Changes Coming To Signal On U.S. 199

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Owner of Fairgorunds Towing and Shell, Randy Harris knows access to customers is one of the key factors in running a business. “If you have a bad location, if you’re hard to get to, if you’re hard to get out of, it impacts your business,” said Harris. A new project by … 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 »

Weather Turning Trucks Around

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Truck drivers ran into several stops today on I-5. Traffic is stopped now on I-5 because trucks are once again prohibited from moving south past Exit 11. Caltrans asked the Oregon Department of Transportation this morning to hold trucks due to blizzard conditions between Yreka and Redding. So, on Friday morning around … Continue reading »

Drivers, Police Prep for Winter Weather

MEDFORD, Ore., – As another winter weather system prepared to move in to Southern Oregon, people were already battening down the hatches Wednesday night. People in Medford were pummeled by strong wind gusts after dark Wednesday, and it left people scrambling to finish their plans and get inside before conditions got worse. “It’s freezing cold, … Continue reading »

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