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UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 8:00AM

 

News Release from: Salem Police Dept.

FLOODING CLOSES SALEM HOUSING AUTHORITY OFFICE

Posted: January 20th, 2012 8:01 AM

 

The Salem Housing Authority main office, located at 360 Church St SE, will be closed today due to flooding.

 

State:

State of Oregon: Status change: Veterans' building now OPEN (Veterans' Affairs, Health Licensing Agency, Construction Contractors Board).

Employment Building in Salem opening at 10 am.

Military Department - employees being reassigned; report as scheduled.

3 ODOT buildings in Salem closed: HR Center, Materials Lab and Building X on Airport Road.

State Motor Pool closed.

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 7:30AM

 

Transportation:

ODOT/East. Ore.: OR Hwy. 331 east of Pendleton is now open. OR Hwy. 11 between Pendleton and the Washington State line remains closed at this time. Check TripCheck.com for most current updates. 

 

Polk Co. Schools:

Dallas Sch. Dist.: Luckiamute Valley Charter School closed, all other Dallas Schools OPEN 

 

Columbia Gorge Schools:

Wishram Sch. Dist.: Closed

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 7:00AM

 

Transportation:

ODOT/Valley, No. Coast: OR 99W remains closed at the OR 34 South Bypass in Corvallis.  A detour is in effect.  Motorists will be directed to Crystal Lake Road, then to Alexander Road, then back to OR 99W  UPDATE

 

Columbia Gorge Schools:

Sherman Co. Sch. Dist.: Closed  UPDATE

 

Public Colleges & Universities:

Oregon State University: Oregon State University Corvallis campus closed Friday (Jan. 20) 

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 6:45AM

 

Columbia Co. Schools:

Scappoose Sch. Dist.: Route 6 Snow Route-no service on Edgewood Dr., Route 7 Snow Route-no service on Cedar Creek, Route 8 Snow Route-no service past Chapman Fire Station. 

 

Public Colleges & Universities:

Linn-Benton Community College: LBCC Lebanon, Benton & Sweet Home centers closed. Albany campus open

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 6:30AM

 

State:

OR State Agency Weather Closures: As of 6:00 a.m., ODOT has closed the following buildings due flooding in Salem, Marion County: The Materials Lab and Building X in the Salem Compound, and the Human Resources Center.

Updates: www.oregon.gov/DAS/bldg close/  UPDATE

 

Headstart Programs:

OCDC Headstart: Odell site CLOSED for Friday. The Dalles site CLOSED for Friday. Independence site closed. Salem site closed. 

 

Public Colleges & Universities:

Linn-Benton Community College: LBCC Lebanon and Benton centers closed. Albany campus open

 

Transportation:

ODOT/Central Ore.: ODOT reports that I-84 is now REOPENED in both directions from milepost 103 (about Biggs) to milepost 265 (near La Grande) however chains are required on vehicles over 10-thousand pounds, or vehicles pulling trailers.  Chains or traction tires are required on passenger vehicles. 

 

ODOT/East. Ore.: UPDATE: Chain requirement for I-84 extends from Hood River at MP 64 to 228 (33 miles west of La Grande).

I-84 and I-82 are now open. Chains or traction tires are required on all vehicles between MP 64 at Hood River and MP 228 (33 miles west of La Grande) on I-84, and all of I-82. Freeways have been sanded and are still icy. The routes had been closed since early this morning due to ice on the roadways. ODOT recommends delaying travel until condition improve. Use extreme caution if you have to travel along the Columbia River corridor and in the greater Morrow and Umatilla County area.

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 6:15AM

 

Transportation:

Cherriots - Salem Keizer Transit: Routes 6, 7, 16, 17, and 21 are detoured and CARTS Route 30 is cancelled due to flooding - http://tinyurl.com/6va4mcv or (503) 588-2877 for more information. 

 

ODOT/East. Ore.: I-84 and I-82 are now open, however, chains are required on all vehicles. Freeways have been sanded and are still icy. The routes had been closed since early this morning due to ice on the roadways. ODOT recommends delaying travel until condition improve. Use extreme caution if you have to travel along the Columbia River corridor and in the greater Morrow and Umatilla County area.

 

Public Colleges & Universities:

Columbia Gorge Community College: Hood River and The Dalles campuses closed Friday; Saturday classes cancelled.

 

Columbia Co. Schools:

Scappoose Sch. Dist.: Regular Bus Service except-No Service past Chapman Fire Station. No Service on Cedar Creek or Edward Dr.

 

Columbia Gorge Schools:

Centerville Sch. Dist.: Closed

Goldendale Sch. Dist.: Closed

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 5:46AM

 

Transportation:

ODOT/Valley, No. Coast: OR22 east of Salem near Stayton and Sublimity is open in both directions after the high water receded.  UPDATE

 

State:

State of Oregon: Employment Building in Salem opening at 10 am.

Military Department - employees being reassigned; report as scheduled.

State Motor Pool closed.

Veterans' building closed (Veterans' Affairs, Health Licensing Agency, Construction Contractors Board).

 

Marion Co. Schools:

Silver Falls Sch. Dist.: Possible delays on bus routes 2,3,4,8 and 20.

 

Columbia Gorge Schools:

Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: all Hood River County Schools and district office closed Sherman Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 hrs late  UPDATE Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: Closed

 

Lewis Co. Schools:

Winlock: Closed

 

Polk Co. Schools:

Dallas Sch. Dist.: Luckiamute Valley Charter School closed

 

Columbia Gorge Schools:

Klickitat Sch. Dist.: Closed

 

Private & Charter Schools - Portland area:

Horizon Christian - Hood River: Closed

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 5:15AM

 

Washington Co. Schools:

Banks Sch. Dist.: Routes 105 and 112 snow routes

 

Columbia Gorge Schools:

White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed

 

Police & Fire:

Salem Police Dept.: The City of Salem emergency operations will continue as long as needed.  Emergency responders are scheduled for continuous response until the emergency abates.  Except for the Willamette River, all local streams and the Santiam River are currently receding. The Willamette River at Salem is expected to crest late Friday, January 20th approximately two feet above flood stage before receding.

Rain is expected to return and we will be evaluating the potential impact on river levels.  Notifications will be issued if additional road closures and/or evacuations are necessary.  The non-emergency phone line to report and/or inquire about flood issues (503-540-9015) will remain open until further notice. As always, utilize 911 for emergency situations.

Many streets are still closed. The public should check the street closure information at the City’s website (www.cityofsalem.net) before traveling.

The next storm system will arrive Friday/Saturday with moderate to strong winds.  With the saturated soil, there may be tree damage and power outages.  Residents are advised to contact their electric utility to report power outages. The PGE contact number is 503-399-7717 and Salem Electric is 503-362-3601. Residents are advised to avoid downed power lines and call 911 for emergency response.

The previously listed locations to obtain sandbags will remain open and accessible and staff will be working to make sure adequate supplies are available.

Residents that were asked to evacuate Paradise Island and Lake Shore Village manufactured home parks can now return to their homes.

The public is advised to be cautious as high water can be very deceptive, and the potential for being overcome and/or swept away by moving water remains high. The public should avoid contact with flood water as it may be contaminated.

Be sure to call 911 immediately if you see hazards, and please help watch out for friends and neighbors that may not have the ability to fully care for themselves.

 

Transportation:

ODOT/Valley, No. Coast: -Lane County Highway Update- -OR 126W (Florence-Eugene Hwy) is now open at Cushman, three miles east of Florence.

-OR 36 (Mapleton-Junction City Hwy) remains closed at Mapleton on the west and Lawrence Rd on the east due to high water, landslides and debris.

-OR 126E (McKenzie Hwy) remains closed between Vida and Blue River (milepost 34) due to a landslide.

Note:  While water levels have receded in some areas, motorists should continue to drive at reduced speeds in anticipation of encountering standing water, landslides or debris on the roadway.

 

Clackamas Co. Schools:

Molalla River Sch. Dist.: No transportation on Shady Dell Road.

Oregon City Sch. Dist.: Due to the closure of Clackamas River Drive, students who live between Forsythe and Springwater on Clackamas River Drive will be picked up at the corner of Clackamas River Drive and Melinda. Morning Pickup times are: High School-6:35 AM; Holcomb-7:35 AM; and Ogden-8:25 AM. 

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 5:00AM

 

LATEST ROAD CLOSURES BECAUSE OF FLOODING – SALEM

 

Airway, 25th to Turner Road

23rd Street SE, State to Ferry

Bates Road S

Homestead at River Road S

25th Street, McGilchrist to Madrona

Eastboud State Street, 17th to 24th

19th Street, Ferry to State

24th Street, Trade northbound

Lower Woodmansee Park

Bellevue at Church

Winter at Bellevue

Winter at Salem Hospital

Traiger Court at Joseph

3281 Croisan Creek

Reese Hill, Devon to Sunnyside

14th Street NE, A Street to B Street

Ryan Drive at Militia Way

River Bend NW at Wallace Road NW

Rock Creek Court at Liberty South

Hawthorne Ave south of Silverton Road

Airport Road at Shelton Ditch

17th Street, State & Mission

Turner Road south of Wal-Mart

Fairway, Commercial to Rees Hill

Turner Road at Interstate 5

Turner Road at Cascade Gateway Park and Kuebler Road

Walling Sand Pond Levee

25th Street, Mission to State Street

17th Street at State & Mission

24th at Adams

 

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 1:30AM

 

State:

OR State Agency Weather Closures: As of 3:45 a.m., state agencies are closed due to weather (icy roads) in Umatilla County, Ore.

Updates: www.oregon.gov/DAS/bldg close/

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 2:01AM

 

Transportation:

ODOT/East. Ore.: UPDATE: I-84 now closed between Biggs (MP 103) and La Grande (MP 265).

Several highways are closed in NE Oregon due to extreme icy conditions. ODOT is closing the following routes:

I-84 between Biggs (MP 103) and La Grande (MP 265), both eastbound and westbound ; I-82 ; OR 11 ; and OR 331. The routes are being closed to protect the safety of travelers. Motorists are advised to stay off other highways in these areas and use extreme caution if travel cannot be avoided. Check TripCheck.com for update conditions or call 511 or 800-977-6368. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941. 

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 1:45AM

 

Transportation:

ODOT/East. Ore.: UPDATE: I-84 now closed between Biggs (MP 103) and La Grande (MP 265).

Several highways are closed in NE Oregon due to extreme icy conditions. ODOT is closing the following routes:

I-84 between Biggs (MP 103) and La Grande (MP 265), both eastbound and westbound ; I-82 ; OR 11 ; and OR 331. The routes are being closed to protect the safety of travelers. Motorists are advised to stay off other highways in these areas and use extreme caution if travel cannot be avoided. Check TripCheck.com for update conditions or call 511 or 800-977-6368. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

 

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 1:30AM

 

Transportation:

ODOT/Central Ore.: ODOT reports that I-84 is closed in both directions from milepost 103 (about Biggs) to milepost 265 (near La Grande) due to ice caused by freezing rain.  Multiple crashes reported.  UPDATE

 

ODOT/East. Ore.: Several highways are closed in NE Oregon due to extreme icy conditions. ODOT is closing the following routes:

I-84 between Arlington (MP 135) and La Grande (MP 265), both eastbound and westbound ; I-82 ; OR 11 ; and OR 331. The routes are being closed to protect the safety of travelers. Motorists are advised to stay off other highways in these areas and use extreme caution if travel cannot be avoided. Check TripCheck.com for update conditions or call 511 or 800-977-6368. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

 

Marion Co. Schools:

Cascade Sch. Dist.: Cascade School District #5 Closed due to high water. No after school activities.

 

Yamhill Co. Schools:

Sheridan Sch. Dist.: Closed (Effective tomorrow - Fri Jan 20th) UPDATE

 

Columbia Gorge Schools:

Dufur Sch. Dist.: Closed

 

Linn Co. Schools:

Scio Sch. Dist.: Closed

 

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