“X” marks the wreck

UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: That did not take long. The Oregon Department of Transportation shows Highway 199 as being open. Resume talking about Voodoo Donuts.

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Caltrans‘ Facebook admins alert us that U.S. 199, the main route taken by Humboldters looking to get to Portland, is closed just south of Cave Junction, Oregon after an accident involving a now-leaking propane truck and now-downed power lines. The Oregon Department of Transportation’s TripCheck map confirms that all lanes are currently closed and they warn that drivers should “use an alternate route.” They note that a detour is available (see below).

Stay tuned to TripCheck for updates.

Just past O’Brien, take a right onto Waldo Road, a left onto Rockydale Road then follow that until it meets back up with Highway 199.

ROAD REOPENED: Redwood Highway (U.S. 199) is now open according to the Illinois Valley Fire District. It was shut down earlier today due to a crashed propane truck that was leaking.http://bit.ly/1PQ1UNK

Posted by KOBI-TV NBC 5 on Thursday, November 19, 2015