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New Leaburg Dam SNAFU

Leaburg DamLEABURG: Problem's continued today at the Eugene Water & Electric Board's Leaburg Dam.

Due to the breakdown of a crane on the structure, the road across the Leaburg Dam is closed. EWEB personnel were driving pilot vehicles to escort passenger cars and trucks through the private logging roads accessed by Goodpasture Road starting at approximately 4:30 p.m. today.

According to McKenzie Fire & Rescue, flaggers on the Highway 126 side of the dam will direct vehicles to a location on Goodpasture Road. The pilot vehicles will then escort passenger vehicles on the private roads to the Leaburg Dam.

Flaggers on the Lloyd Knox Park side of the dam will direct vehicles to a location south of the Leaburg Fish Hatchery and then escort those vehicles across the private roads to Goodpasture Road.

The route is somewhat circuitous, so for your own safety do not attempt to drive the roads without the pilot vehicle leading the way.

As an alternative, people may park in the gravel lot just downstream from the dam and cross the bridge with an EWEB escort.

At this time, there has been no notification of an estimate for when the crane will be repaired and removed.

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