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Oregonians Still A Little Under The Weather

OPB | Nov. 20, 2012 4:41 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

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Some Oregonians are still without electricity after Monday’s storm.  And Highway 101 north of Lincoln City will be restricted until Wednesday as crews continue to make repairs there.

Forecasters are predicting more wind and rain for the region over the next few days.

Rick Little is with the Oregon Department of Transportation.

He says the new storms aren’t expected to have the same intensity.  But he says, now that the ground is saturated, ODOT is on the lookout for potential landslides.

“Because once the ground gets saturated the weight of the large trees can often make the difference in a hillside being stable or not.”

Little says the best thing holiday travelers can do is be prepared.   Drivers should keep their gas tanks full whenever possible.  

He also encourages packing extra blankets, clothing and food in the event of a weather delay.  

Little says those traveling over mountain passes should take traction devices such as studded tires or chains.

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