According to reporter Alex Paul, Highway 20 from Albany to Lebanon was still good as of a couple hours ago. We are checking on the bridge in Brownsville.
Sweet Home School District will be on a two hour delay and morning kindergarten is canceled Friday, Jan. 20.
Scanner: Person stuck in car in Alpine & Alpine cutoff due to flooding - Monroe rescuers responding
The catastrophic flooding unleashed on western Oregon and Washington in the past few days raises an additional, serious and immediate concern for many, if not most people who get their water from private wells – contamination that makes the water unsafe to drink.
Due to the extent of flooding, Extension well water experts at Oregon State Universitysay residents with wells in this area should be very cautious about water that may have been contaminated by surface pollutants.
Warning signs include sediment, cloudiness, “off” smells, or excessive puddling near the well. Water should be absolutely clear.
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Updated Benton County road closures: Highway 34 at mile pose 45-47; Bellfountain Road; Fern Road; Chapel Drive; Alsea split at river; Grange Hall Road; Harris Road at steel span bridge; Hoskins Road at bridge on west end; Greenberry Road; 53rd Street at railroad crossing. Hoskins Road at mile post 45; Honey Grove; Rosewood Drive; NW Niagara; Lancaster at Oxford; Conifer at Cambridge; Plymouth at Lancaster; Ninth at Circle; Sequoia at Ninth (W); Grant between 15th and 17th.
There will be a candlelight vigil for the family who ended up in the creek at 5 p.m. today in the MegaFoods parking lot.