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.