Here's news about a water rescue in the Jefferson area, from the Jefferson Fire District
From the Jefferson Fire District:
During a routine road check to known areas of possible flooding, Assistant Chief Scott Shepherd and Captain Ryan Campbell went to check Densmore Road and Helms Drive. They could only go so far when he realized the road was completely impassable with a vehicle. He knew of several homes in the area. He then met up with Eric Pond who could'nt drive out to his home because of the high water. His wife Laura, son Elliott, daughter Rose, friend Emily and two dogs were trapped. At 10:56 a.m. Jefferson Fire District Water and Rescue Team were dispatched to 35821 Helms Drive. There was also a house at 38360 with three other adults that were stranded.
Jefferson Fire Water and Rescue Team were able to rescue all six individuals that were trapped. The Pond Family is staying at a hotel in Albany. The other individuals will be staying with family and friends. There were three other households that chose to stay.
Here's the latest road closure information from Lincoln County
Hwy 20 – MP 2, tree down but traffic getting through
Hwy 20 – MP 17.5, high water, restricted to ONE LANE OPEN, setting-up flagging contractor to flag
Hwy 20 – MP 19, disable truck blocking LB lane – 1:29pm
Hwy 34 – MP 23, slide CLOSED
Hwy 101/Salishan – MP 121.5, high water at signal
Hwy 101/Depoe Bay – MP 126.4-128.5, 20 min delay, trees down
Hwy 101 – MP 142 to county line, high water
Hwy 101 SB – MP 144.5, CLOSED
Hwy 180 – high water, CLOSED (possible slide to go over RR tracks)
Hwy 180 - Eddyville Blodgett Road, closed at mp 0 to 18. Expected to be closed overnight
Hwy 229 - Siletz, closed mp 9 to 30 due to water conditions
Other roads with intermittent closures, delays due to highwater include but not limited to: Old River Road, Logsden Road, Yachats River Rd, South and North Beaver Creek, Elk City Road, East Lake, Drift Creek, Steer Creek, Harlan, Jacobsen
The city says the evacuation site at Crescent Valley High will be staffed all night for evacuees who choose to stay the night, and it’s been equipped with blankets and other night time supplies.
From the Philomath School District: Schools on Friday will be on a two-hour delay. No service on Bus Route 41. Limited service on Bus Route 45 and Bus Route 39 -- meet at Blodgett pit.
Corvallis police say water levels in the Northeast Oxford Circle and Lancaster Drive area are slowly receding.
A word on the weather forecast, again courtesy of the city of Corvallis: More wet weather. Rain, heavy at times, is expected throughout the Willamette Valley. Light rain is anticipated tonight and early Friday. The next front will spread moderate to heavy rain over the western Willamette Valley again Friday afternoon through Saturday, along with increasing winds. These warmer winds should help remove cold air, but snow levels will drop down to between 1,000 to 3,000 feet after the initial blows through. As a result, more heavy snow may occur in the mountains and hills.
The Alsea School District says it will be closed on Friday due to continued flooding.
The latest on road closures in Corvallis/Benton County: Benton Co. Sheriff's Office: BENTON COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES: HWY 34 @ MP 45-47; Bellfountain Road; Fern Road; Chapel Drive; Alsea split @ river; Grange Hall Road; Harris Road @steel span bridge; Hoskins Road @ bridge on west end; Greenberry Road; 53rd Street @ railroad crossing. Hoskins Road @ MP45; Honey Grove; Rosewood Drive; NW Niagara; CORVALLIS ROAD CLOSURES: Lancaster at Oxford; Conifer @ Cambridge; Plymouth @ Lancaster; 9th @ Circle; Sequoia @ 9th (W); Grant between 15th & 17th.
Philomath School District: All schools on a 2 hour delay; No AM Kindergarten; Bus Route 41 no service; Bus routes 45 & 39 limited service - meet at Blodgett pit.
This just in from Corvallis police: High water has begun to block north and south bound lanes of Highway 99W in Corvallis at SE Lilly Ave. A small amount of floating debris is also making its way into the travel lanes due to the high water. Corvallis Police and Corvallis Public Works are coordinating with ODOT for traffic control in the area. Until then Corvallis Police Officers and Corvallis Public Works are coordinating the traffic control efforts. Drivers traveling through Corvallis on Highway 99W should expect delays until water levels recede. Drivers should also be watchful for police officers and flaggers in the roadway directing traffic.
BENTON COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES: HWY 34 @ MP45-47; Bellfountain Road @ bridge south of Alpine; Bellfountain Road south of town at RR Crossing; Fern Road and Chapel Drive; Chapel Drive to 15th Street; Alsea split @ river; Grange Hall Road; Harris Road @ steel span bridge; Hoskins Road from Marys River Road to Shingle Creek Road; Greenberry Road @ Hwy 99; 53rd Street @ railroad crossing. Hoskins Road @ MP45; Honey Grove @ MP2; Rosewood Drive; NW Niagara; Alpine Road @ Muddy Creek; Bruce Road; Marys River Road; Picadilly Circle. CORVALLIS ROAD CLOSURES: Conifer Street; 53rd at Railroad Tressel; Tunison from Leonard to Pickford; Brooklane at Dunawi Bridge; Lilly Avenue at 3rd Street.