Friday, April 12 Flooding and High Water Updates

The closed intersection under water where Hwy 20 and Hwy 34 join on the east side of the Willamette River
Friday, April 12, 2019

Please check ODOT's TripCheck to see if highways are closed or traffic is restricted. As a reminder, please DO NOT cross flood waters. Turn around, don't drown! Keep yourself safe and plan ahead for delayed travel times. 

Update 4:22pm

Open Roads

  • Cherry Creek Rd

 

Update 12:06pm

Open Roads

  • Greenberry to Hwy 99W and Bellfountain.
  • Old River Rd. at Hwy 99W to Bundy.
  • Old River Rd. from Lane County to Schultz Rd.
  • Quarry Rd. in North Albany.
  • Springhill Dr. - water remains at road edge.
  • Stow Pit Rd. at Hwy 99W.

 

Update 9:35am

Roads that remain closed

  • Buena Vista Rd. closed at Polk County line and posted at Springhill Dr. in North Albany.
  • Bundy Rd. closed at Old River Rd. 
  • Eureka Rd. closed at Hwy 99W.
  • W Ingram Island Rd. at Hwy 99W.
  • Intersection of Schultz Rd. and Old River Rd.
  • Lakeside Dr. at Hwy 99W.
  • Old River Rd. at Hwy 99W to Schultz Rd.
  • Smith Loop at Hwy 99W.
  • Stow Pit Rd. at Hwy 99W.

Roads open with no water

  • Greenberry to Hwy 99W and Bellfountain.
  • Quarry Rd. in North Albany.
  • Springhill Dr. - water remains at road edge.

Roads with remaining high water

  • Shingle Creek Rd. near Marys River Rd.

 

Update 6:27am

OR 34 Corvallis-Lebanon Highway has 2 westbound lanes and 1 eastbound lane OPEN east of Corvallis. Floodwaters continue to close the Bypass. The multi-use path is also underwater by the golf course. Expect delays, slow down and watch for cleanup crews. There is substantial damage to road shoulders.

 

See all Emergency Road Notifications.

Reminders from ODOT for Driving in Heavy Rain

Heavy rain can create dangerous driving conditions including reduced visibility, reduced traction between tires and the road, and less predictable car handling. Before heading out, visit TripCheck.com to check your route, and give yourself more time to get where you are going. Also remember to:

  • Slow down, especially through high water. Driving through several inches of water at high speed can cause you to lose control of the car.
  • Be aware of the potential for hydroplaning, when your tires encounter more water than they can scatter. Your tire loses traction with the road and if this occurs, ease off the gas, gently apply the brakes and steer straight ahead.
  • Keep your distance; you may need more time to slow down.
  • Turn on your headlights to improve visibility.
  • Disengage your cruise control.
  • Check your brakes. After driving through a puddle, check that brakes are working properly by tapping them gently a few times.

Crews are working to remove landslides and monitor water on the roadways all around the state. Be prepared for delays by making sure vehicles are fully fueled, and carry extra supplies. For more tips on driving safely in Oregon's challenging weather, visit ODOT's website.