Road closures, warnings in place due to flooding

High waters in Lane County are causing concerns for drivers.

Posted: Apr 8, 2019 5:45 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 4:38 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- High waters in Lane County are causing concerns for drivers.

Junction City Fire & Rescue said they have been responding to reports of cars stuck in the floodwaters. They said many roads are not accessible as of Tuesday afternoon.

There is a lot of standing and flowing water north of Junction City in the Noraton Road, McMullen Lane, Howard Lane and Link Lane region. Several spots on Dane Lane, Love Lake Road and Ayres Lane have also been greatly affected by the heavy rain.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said drivers should expect lane closures at the OR-34 and Highway 20 intersection in Corvallis due to flooding. Check Tripcheck.com for the latest road closure information.

Travelers should avoid River Road between Eugene and Junction City, officials said on Monday. The road has up to 8 inches of standing water. Alternate routes include Sovereign Lane, Highway 99 and Prairie Road.

RELATED: Flooding leads to water rescues in Lane County

Officials said Petzold Road is closed at the intersection with Crow Road. A water rescue took place there on Monday due to the high water.

Several other roads in Lane County are being affected by the flood waters. 

The Oregon Department of Transportation said the following roadways are closed:

  • Highway 26 through Picture Gorge (four miles west of intersection with OR-19), mileposts 94 through 126
  • Highway 26 (two miles west of Mount Vernon), mileposts 152 through 150
  • OR-19 (one mile north of intersection with Highway 26), mileposts 124 through 105
  • OR-19 (just north of Kimberly), milepost 105
  • OR-402 (two miles east of Kimberly), mileposts 1.8 through 4
  • Highway 395 from John Day to Burns

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