Friday, July 25, 2014

Updated Closure Information for Bridge 99 Complex

Friday, July 25, 2014   12:00 p.m.
Incident Information Officer Jeanne Klein

Fire Information: (541) 549-3219
Bridge 99 Complex
Changes in Evacuation Levels and Closure Orders 
The evacuation levels have been reduced for the Bridge 99 Complex.  All evacuation level II areas have been reduced to a Level I.  All evacuation Level I areas have been eliminated.  The Pacific Crest Trail is now open.  See below for details.
Closure Orders:                                                                    

The Pacific Crest Trail is now open. 
This is described as a 5-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) described  from south to north as from the Shirley Lake Trail (#4003) junction to near Cathedral Rocks. 
All other closures remain in effect as stated below. 
The following Forest Service roads, trails, campgrounds and lands remain closed:
Forest Road 12, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1270/1298 to Bridge 99, Forest Road 14, from Bridge 99 to its intersection with Forest Road 1400700 (Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/1180 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140, and Forest Road 1420400.  The Lower Bridge, Pioneer Ford, Allen Springs, Canyon Creek, and Candle Creek Campgrounds are closed. The Jefferson Lake Trail (#4001), Sugarpine Ridge Trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003.1), and the Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) are closed within the Mt Jefferson Wilderness.  An area closure has been designated on a map that is available on the Inciweb website listed below.  The Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery remains closed to the public.
Evacuation Levels:
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department evacuation orders have changed for the Bridge 99 Complex and are as follows:

 All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) are now in a Level I Evacuation Order.  All evacuations have been lifted for the Three Rivers Subdivision and the subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with Cove Palisades State Park.

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