Highway closed by 30 vehicles having trouble with ice
Highway 34 west of Philomath near milepost 53 reportedly closed to traffic for unknown period due to an estimated 30 vehicles having trouble with traction on icy conditions.
Section affected about a three mile section in the Marys Peak area - Traffic update information may be available on ODOT's website www.TripCheck.com <
http://www.TripCheck.com> . UPDATE
ODOT/Willamette Valley, No. Coast: Extremely icy roads and numerous crashes have closed two highways in Benton and Linn counties. OR34 (Alsea Hwy) is closed from mile post 0 at Waldport to mile post 55, near Philomath. Hwy 228 (Halsey-Brownsville Hwy) is closed for its entire length. UPDATE
Last week, I was cruising on the Crown Princess with my 11 year old Grand-daughter. Just out of Skagway, while we were eating King Crab and looking for Whales, I noticed the Sun setting. Without paying much attention, I took a quick picture. I didn't know what I had until I blew it up.
With all the forest fires in the area, the smokey skies makes for some interesting sunsets.
First image is through a blue filter to give a blue tint, second image is the actual color of the moon after it made it up over the treetops. Third image is my son walking out on the dock, holding his cell phone, under the full moon. These were taken at William M. Tugman State Park near Lakeside.