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Oregon transportation officials want to convince people to put away cell phones while driving. A new study released last week says distracted driving is a deadly epidemic in the state.

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Crews are working to clear Sunday’s landslide on coastal highway 101 north of Florence. The road isn’t expected to reopen until Tuesday.

A Freezing Rain Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for all Southwest Oregon counties from tonight through late tomorrow morning.

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It may take months to fully repair the landslide damage to Highway 42, the road between Roseburg and Coos Bay. Crews began clearing material Tuesday morning.

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Heavy rains in parts of Oregon have increased risks of flooding and landslides, especially on the coast.

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UPDATE: 4:00 pm: Highway 126 has re-opened at Cushman, about 3 miles east of Florence.

Visit tripcheck.com, or call 511 for the latest road conditions.
 

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The state Department of Transportation says parts of several highways in western Oregon were closed Tuesday because of high water from heavy rainfall.

UPDATE: All lanes have re-opened on northbound I-5 near highway 58.

Drivers should expect heavy traffic on northbound I-5 south of highway 58 near Eugene. A fatal multi-vehicle crash near milepost 188 has been cleared. However, a subsequent multi-vehicle accident two miles south of the original is causing delays. Rick Little is with the Oregon Department of Transportation:

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Oregon's bridges need to be reinforced and updated in the next 20 years; otherwise, the Department of Transportation warns the state will lose billions of dollars and jobs.

Oregon's highway system contains more than 2,700 bridges, and most of them were built in the 1950's and 60's. ODOT Spokesman Tom Fuller says in order to keep all of Oregon's bridges in good shape; they need to replace around 27 a year.

Fuller: "But we have funding to only replace three."

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As Oregon kids head back to school road work crews are continuing construction in or around school zones.

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