Spring Break Safety and Travel

Spring break officially begins today. While it is a fun time for the family to get out of the house, it can be stressful one to plan.

Posted: Mar 25, 2019 4:11 AM
Updated: Mar 25, 2019 7:26 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Spring break officially begins today. 

While it is a fun time for the family to get out of the house, it can be stressful one to plan. 

Gas prices can add up quickly. The first fill up in the Rogue Valley is probably going to be the cheapest of the trip. 

According to AAA, gas prices in our area are sitting at right around three dollars per gallon. Klamath County is even a little under, at two dollars and 90 cents per gallon. 

Once you cross over to Siskiyou County, it gets much more expensive. Siskiyou County sits at around 3 dollars and 40 cents a gallon. That is the state average as well, so don't expect much difference traveling down the state. 

In the Rogue Valley, grant funding has allowed more deputies to be on the road. So, there will be extra patrol for DUII. Make sure to have a designated driver if you plan on drinking. 

Rideshare is now available for those in Ashland. Police say you should keep a cab companies number saved in your phone. That would be a back-up plan if the rideshares are not available. 

Keeping the house safe while you are away can also be of concern. 

Police reccomend putting your lights on a motion sensor. If you can't do that, leave a bedroom or living room light on. This will keep the house looking like it is occupied. 

Many people will leave the TV on. This can make it sound like people are in the house. 

Another good trick is to have a relative pick up the mail and newspaper. This will only make it more difficult for someone to think you are gone. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 131258

Reported Deaths: 1758
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28030454
Washington18386166
Marion15972233
Clackamas11499135
Lane8127107
Jackson680682
Umatilla664167
Deschutes484633
Yamhill313945
Malheur311851
Linn306542
Polk238938
Klamath236634
Josephine168931
Jefferson167525
Benton165913
Douglas165043
Union109516
Wasco105123
Columbia101518
Lincoln97317
Hood River93521
Coos92614
Morrow91910
Clatsop6614
Crook5859
Baker5515
Tillamook3572
Curry3175
Lake2285
Grant2131
Harney1684
Wallowa943
Gilliam471
Sherman470
Wheeler191
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 2916309

Reported Deaths: 32851
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles98992813489
San Bernardino2450331560
Riverside2338992517
San Diego2068702037
Orange2059112277
Santa Clara899831040
Kern82398551
Sacramento791371062
Fresno79033904
Alameda64760768
Ventura57941401
San Joaquin55580738
Contra Costa49759410
Stanislaus41270730
Tulare39723494
Monterey34482248
San Mateo30694294
San Francisco28200241
Imperial24882463
Solano24654105
Merced23199290
Santa Barbara23184223
Sonoma22910234
Kings18453110
Placer16761173
San Luis Obispo14851125
Madera12778130
Santa Cruz11583111
Marin11244149
Yolo10097131
Shasta9594117
Butte9127120
Sutter743976
El Dorado739441
Napa711738
Lassen506713
San Benito477843
Yuba476626
Tehama391742
Tuolumne327936
Nevada307571
Mendocino305531
Amador294029
Lake237828
Humboldt226324
Glenn179819
Colusa16849
Calaveras151322
Siskiyou138812
Mono10804
Inyo88327
Del Norte8442
Plumas5735
Modoc3783
Mariposa3414
Trinity2994
Alpine730
Sierra690
Unassigned00
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