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More than 100 trees fall onto power lines, highways near Diamond Lake

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Courtesy: ODOT Courtesy: ODOT
Courtesy: ODOT Courtesy: ODOT

More than 100 trees fell onto power lines and Oregon 138 East Monday night near Diamond Lake, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. ODOT and Pacific Power crews still working to reopen the highway.

"We can't give a firm estimate on reopening when we have trees still coming down," said Dan Metz, ODOT Maintenance Manager for the High Cascades District.

According to ODOT, the plan is to reopen Oregon 138 East first, then work on Highway 230.

Officials said people staying at Diamond Lake Resort were warned about the storm. Those who chose to stay were escorted crews toward Roseburg Monday.

The highways were closed Saturday December 12 due to blizzard conditions.

Snow, mudslides, and fallen trees and power lines continued through Monday night.

According to ODOT, advance warning were signs were posted, directing travelers to use alternate routes from U.S. 97 to I-5.

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