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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. 

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Reported Deaths: 5299
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Washington42725408
Marion40378520
Clackamas33323391
Lane30531364
Jackson25267363
Deschutes24034198
Umatilla15178184
Linn15004184
Douglas13635295
Josephine10388249
Yamhill9916145
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Polk8384103
Benton624440
Malheur594093
Coos5854109
Columbia442156
Jefferson427268
Lincoln369155
Crook345558
Union341857
Wasco320747
Clatsop265835
Baker223133
Tillamook220646
Hood River218637
Morrow198925
Curry194639
Harney121933
Grant109216
Lake106418
Wallowa76513
Sherman1953
Gilliam1854
Wheeler1161
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Cases: 5128725

Reported Deaths: 74953
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San Diego4104514351
Riverside3912955388
San Bernardino3784085998
Orange3370455783
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Kern1590231841
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Alameda1262241514
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Ventura1049251194
Contra Costa1046451058
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Tulare869791102
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Merced45506672
Sonoma43609414
Placer42736473
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Tehama10329133
Nevada10187105
Mendocino873799
Lassen801259
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Tuolumne782691
Lake7073113
Amador583267
Siskiyou480757
Glenn460336
Calaveras449988
Del Norte380442
Colusa329821
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Modoc7956
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