Category Archives: Klamath Falls Traffic and Road News

HWY 97 Closed at Wocus Road MP 271 due to Car Accident

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A serious car accident has been reported on Highway 97 just north of Klamath Falls. The accident is near Wocus Road which is in the vicinity of the South Bound 97 truck scale. One vehicle was reported to be fully engulfed in flames. An OSP Trooper on scene says all occupants of the vehicle on fire were able to get out of the vehicle.

HWY 97 is currently closed in both directions while workers process the scene.


HWY 39 Road Closure Scheduled March 22 for Henley Flume Bridge Removal


FULL CLOSURE: OR39 NB & SB MP 3.00 – MP 4.00

March 2, 2018                                              For more information: (503) 373-0000

FULL CLOSURE: OR39 NB & SB MP 3.00 – MP 4.00 (Klamath Falls)

KLAMATH FALLS – On March 22, 2018, OR39 northbound and southbound will be closed. This closure will be in place at all hours, and is necessary for the removal of the Henley Flume Bridge. The estimated date of completion is March 25, 2018.

Detour Route Information:

When OR39 is closed, there will be a signed detour in place for traffic to use Cross Road.


Highway 140W Opens After 4 Hour Closure

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Highway 140W (between Klamath Falls and Medford) was closed for nearly 4 hours today due to a two semi truck accident near milepost 22.5. The truck accident created several “fender bender” chain reaction accidents as cars approaching the scene were unable to stop and collided. At the time of this writing traffic is reported to be backed up for several miles! Motorists were using HWY 66 as an alternate route.

See a photo of the accident scene here at KDRV


US 97 at Main Ramp Construction Closure

constructionRAMP CLOSURE: US97 NB to US97 BUSINESS (Klamath Falls) (March 5th to May 31st)

*This is the northbound exit ramp near vets park that leads to Main Street downtown.

KLAMATH FALLS – Beginning Monday, March 5, 2018, the ramp from US97 northbound to US97 Business will be closed. The closure is necessary for bridge repair and paving. The estimated date of completion is May 31, 2018.

Detour Route Information: 

When the ramp from US97 northbound to US97 Business is closed, traffic will be detoured to Crater Lake Parkway (OR39/US97 Business) to Esplanade Ave (US97 Business), or motor carriers should use alternative authorized routes.