While we’re only in to the third week of our winter season, I’d like to give a big shout-out to the Oregon Department of Transportation, all of our first responders, Curry Road Department, search and rescue and law enforcement personnel. We’ve witnessed throughout Southern Oregon and especially our 5-county region the strong, collective effort from all of these managers and staffs as they consistently deal head-on with the bad weather affected roadways.

Just like our various levels of firefighting departments that team up during fire seasons, we’ve watched the multi-agency assists particularly during the recent major storm events; all have been very impressive. Many thanks to those men and women that worked in the rain, snow, wind and of course overcoming the terrible road conditions. All of our travelers, citizens and visitors are the beneficiaries of the great local successes when maintenance staff and equipment operators combine bringing the quickest possible repairs. Those results are effective, efficient and solid as their mission is to keep our pavements well-maintained, open, clear and safe. The team does it very well and it has become a source of pride for Oregon.

I believe we need to cheer them on as more inclement weather and difficult road conditions are likely coming our way in the winter weeks ahead.

Court Boice

Curry County Oregon Commissioner

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