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Areas Flood After Heavy Rain

, Posted: Sun, December 2 2012 at 9:50 PM, Updated: Mon, December 3 2012 at 12:22 AM

Roads Impacted By Heavy Rain

The heavy rain caused headaches all over the state of Oregon.

According to ODOT, a roughly 180-foot section of Oregon 542, or Powers Highway, collapsed toward the south fork of the Coquille River.

A landslide was also seen on Oregon 241, the Coos River highway. The slide was about six miles east of Coos Bay.

ODOT says while no highways are closed, some have been reduced to a single lane, so expect brief delays. For more information visit www.tripcheck.com.

Culvert Failure on I-5 Due to Downpour

Near Medford all the wet weather slowed down traffic a bit on I-5 Sunday.

ODOT crews responded to a culvert failure near milepost 32.

Debris is being blamed for blocking part of the storm drainage system, causing it to uproot and detach. Crews narrowed the freeway down to one lane so crews could work on erosion issues.

"We're doing an emergency repair, we've pulled away all of the sloppy soil, if you will. And now we are armoring that embankment with rock," said Gary Leaming, spokesman for ODOT.

Crews are expected to be working on repairs for the next several days, drivers are encouraged to use caution and slow down.

Crews Work to Keep Water Away From Homes in Jacksonville

And in Jacksonville, some residents woke up to a watery mess Sunday morning. The Jacksonville Fire Department and a community emergency response team responded to 2-3 flooded homes.

Volunteers and firefighters worked hard filling sandbags to try and keep the water away from the houses.

Thank you to viewers who sent us their photos and videos.
  

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