A vehicle drives west from Banks toward the coast on Highway 6. Photo: Brenda Schaffer
Traffic and fires and COVID, oh my.
Those are some of the top concerns public officials from a number of government agencies locally and across the state are gearing up for this weekend as a multitude of factors combine to potentially throw a wrench into holiday plans.
A September heat wave will see temperatures reach into the upper 90’s, leaving the Oregon Department of Forestry and local fire agencies concerned about wildfires; ODOT and local emergency service providers are concerned about heavy traffic, especially on Highways 6 and 26; and the Oregon Health Authority and local health agencies are urging Oregonians to maintain their social distance and mask up during family gatherings this weekend.
“At least for this weekend, we . . .
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