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Crews working to bring back signal at Redwood and Rogue River Highways in Grants Pass

The controller box for the intersection was damaged in the crash, ODOT said.

Posted: Nov 7, 2019 3:55 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2019 6:23 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —

UPDATE: ODOT estimates that its electricians will have the "South Y" signal restored by 9 p.m. on Thursday night, the agency said.

Crews are currently working to rewire the signals that were damaged in a crash earlier in the day. Three vehicles collided and crashed into the signal box controlling lights for the US 199 and OR 99 crossing.

(Updated 11/7/19 at 6:20 p.m.)


UPDATE: All southbound lanes on Redwood Hwy are back open to traffic, according to ODOT. On OR 99, northbound through-traffic remains closed at the intersection — all northbound traffic is being diverted to the Fruitdale Road signal.

ODOT says that traffic signals at the "South Y" intersection will remain out for several more hours. Electricians are on the scene and are working to restore the signal.

Continued delays and congestion are expected around the intersection.

(Updated 11/7/19 at 5:20 p.m.)


UPDATE: Delays will continue at the "South Y" in Grants Pass following a crash that damaged the traffic signal control box.

"The crash damaged the traffic signal controller and all signals are dark," ODOT said in a statement.

The three-vehicle crash involved a semi-truck and a large pickup, clogging traffic at the intersection between US 199 and OR 99. ODOT said that the southbound slow lane of Redwood Hwy remains blocked, as is the southbound slow lane of OR 99 (6th Street).

ODOT said to expect delays through the evening commute in this area of Grants Pass. Traffic and emergency crews will remain on scene for traffic control.

Dispatch said that no injuries were reported in the crash.

(Updated 11/7/19 at 5 p.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: A multi-vehicle crash has blocked several lanes and damaged the signal at Redwood Highway (US 199) and Rogue River Highway (OR 99) in Grants Pass, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

The agency said that the southbound slow lanes of Redwod Hwy were blocked and the controller box had been hit in the crash. Delays and congestion are expected through the area for the forseeable future.

OR 99 northbound into Grants Pass from Maple Lane would be closed "for an extended period of time" due to the crash, which involved a tractor trailer, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said. Only one southbound lane remained open.

"Please avoid the area," the agency said.

This is a developing story, and NewsWatch 12 will update the article with more details as they emerge.

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