Several E. Oregon Highways Remain Closed; Crews Cleaning Up Debris

OR 244, Lane Creek rises above its banks along OR 244. (Photos courtesy of ODOT)

Flooding continues today on many highways in Eastern Oregon with many remaining closed due to high waters and debris.

Crews are out removing debris and assessing damage, and based on what they find, there may be longer closures.

Birch Creek, along U.S. 395.

Current Updates

  • OR 244 – (Hilgard-Ukiah) MP 47 to 44, closed, and pilot cars will take traffic through later this morning
  • OR 237 – (La Grande-Cove) MP 2, closed, water over highway in places (local detour in place)
  • OR 237 – (Cove-Union) MP 19, water over the highway in places and signs are out slowing traffic
  • OR 402 – MP 2-4, closed
  • OR 244 – MP 1-17, closed
  • U.S. 395 MP 15-17, closed

Other roads are experiencing high water. Drivers are urged to be alert, and never drive through high water.