Tuesday, April 9 Flooding and High Water Updates
Tuesday, April 9, 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.
In Corvallis, the OR 34/U.S. 20 intersection is closed as flood waters cover the roadway. Travelers should avoid the area and take alternate routes. OR 34 is closed between Peoria Road and NW Van Buren Avenue at NW First Street. The Bypass is closed in both directions at OR 99W. The area is expected to remain closed until the water recedes. Check TripCheck.com or call 5-1-1 for current road conditions.
- Brooklane Drive from Highway 20/34 to SW Chintimini Avenue. Vehicles traveling north on Brooklane Drive will be able to turn left on Chintimini Avenue.
- Avery Park Road between Highway 20/34 and the north entrance of the park. The road is covered with water to a depth of at least 8 inches.
Flood water is fully covering the roadway at the OR 34/U.S. 20 intersection in Corvallis. Travelers should avoid the area and take alternate routes. Expect the intersection to be closed entirely later tonight as the water continues to rise. At that point all traffic will be detoured until the water recedes.
Updated at 4:52pm
Travelers should expect lane closures and traffic changes at the OR 34/U.S. 20 intersection in Corvallis due to flooding on the road. The intersection may be closed entirely as water continues to rise overnight. Avoid the area if possible. Expect delays and watch for crews.
Updated at 1:57pm
McFarland on Alpine side is now open.
Updated at 11:15am
- Old River Rd. is closed from Hwy 99 to Schultz Rd.
- Old River Rd. is open from Schultz Rd. to Lane County
- West Ingram Island is closed @ Hwy 99
- Schultz Rd. is open from Hwy 99 to Old River Rd. and open to Lane County
Updated at 9:53am
Smith Loop and Lakeside are closed and have high water signs posted
All others remain unchanged.
Updated at 8:30am
- Bruce Rd @ Hwy 99
- Eureka Rd @ Hwy 99
- Stow Pit Rd. @ Hwy 99 and Old River Rd.
- Old River Rd 2 mile marker from Hwy 99 / Bundy Rd turnaround
- Intersection of Schultz and Old River Rd.
- Bundy Rd. closed @ Old River Rd.
- McFarland Rd @ Hwy 99
- Greenberry – Hwy 99 and Bellfountain
- Ingram Island @ Hwy 99
HIGH WATER SIGNS POSTED
- 1 @ Dawson Rd.
- 1 @ Eureka Rd.
- 2 @ Kiger Island Rd.
PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY
- Bruce Rd. will be open, but posted to high water this afternoon.
- McFarland will be open, but posted for high water this afternoon.
- Greenberry will be open but posted for high water this afternoon.
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.