Accidents and CrashesBend Parkway reopens after four-vehicle injury crash as holiday travel period begins

Bend Parkway reopens after four-vehicle injury crash as holiday travel period begins

Bend Parkway reopens after four-vehicle injury crash as holiday travel period begins

(Update: All lanes reopen)

Other crashes reported in region on rainy start to weekend

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — A four-vehicle injury crash on the northbound Bend Parkway (Highway 97) Friday afternoon closed the highway in both directions, officials said.

The crash was reported around 3:40 p.m. in the area of milepost 135, near the Highway 20 “loop” offramp, ODOT TripCheck indicated.

Southbound lanes were closed close to an hour, as they were being used to get emergency vehicles to the scene, ODOT Region 4 spokeswoman Kacey Davey said. The southbound parkway reopened around 4:30 p.m. and northbound lanes were cleared an hour later.

ODOT had advised to expect delays and use an alternate route. Check TripCheck for updates here.

It was one of several crashes reported, including two in the Redmond area, as the Memorial Day weekend travel period began amid rainfall over much of the region.

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