FLORENCE, Ore. -- At least two major weather-related traffic problems have kept Lane County emergency traffic crews busy after a rain storm moved through Tuesday.
Crews responded just after 3 a.m. to Highway 101, 12 miles north of Florence, where a tree had fallen across the roadway and taken down power lines, said Rick Little with the Oregon Department of Transportation.
One lane was reopened at 7:39 a.m. and the highway was fully reopened at 11:18 a.m., he said.
Meanwhile a mudslide sent a massive boulder (pictured, left) onto the Florence-Eugene Highway around 8:30 a.m. Traffic was restricted for two hours while the rock was cleared, Little said.
With additional wind and rain in the forecast, motorists traveling in rural, coastal or mountainous terrain should be prepared for winter driving conditions that may involve a detour or alternate route, he warned Tuesday afternoon.
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