Winter Weather Another Day
Siuslaw School district along with Mapleton School District and Reedsport will all begin classes after a two hour delay this morning due to the possibility of icy roads. Cold weather and icy conditions continue to plague the Florence area. Overnight an icy mix dropped in the area leaving some roads covered with patches of ice. Showers are expected to continue throughout the day with temperatures warming to the mid 40’s but overnight tonight temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 20’s which could make for an even more dangerous commute on Wednesday. Temperatures hovered around the freezing mark last night. Greg Wood with the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw says the cold weather shelter will open again this evening for those needing protection from the freezing temperatures.
Weather a Likely Factor in Accident Death
Speed and road conditions are the likely cause of a crash in North Bend yesterday morning that took the life of 58 year old Susan Dixon of North Bend and a 10 year old passenger. The Register Guard reported that 36 year old Jesse Praus of North Bend was heading north in a 1999 Ford f-150 when it lost control and crossed the center line striking Dixon’s Ford CMAX. Praus and a 7 year old passenger were transported to Bay Area Hospital with serious injuries.
Bridge Work Almost Complete
The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that the repairs and upgrades to the Siuslaw River Bridge are in its final stages. Crews will be working on cleanup and completing the final construction of walkways and sidewalks.
Burlesque Coming to FEC
The Friends of the Florence Event Center have announced that they are bringing a vintage burlesque and variety review from las Vegas. The 1940’s style Hollywood canteen offers dancing showgirls, comedy, variety acts, soulful lounge singers and vintage candy girls. Kirk Mlinek, president of the Friends of the Florence Event center says this is a G rated version of the show and great entertainment for the entire family. The event is Sunday March 10th at 2 pm and tickets are just $20 for adults and $10 for kids under 18. Veterans and active duty military will be provided free admission.