"Trees were falling right and classic wow gold left," Ewing said after he parked in a nearby rest area. "Everybody's being flipped around.
Ewing shared photos on Facebook of the nearby fire's orange glow, and trees moving up on a nearby hillside -- the way nearby was hard to tell in the dark.
"Wow -- it is a nightmare," he wrote, observing fire crews head up the street.
Scenes like that were being repeated across much of the country, as a called windstorm came to pass amid large fire danger, sending trees toppling onto homes and highways and causing wildfires to spread fast, such as one that shut Highway 97 north of Chiloquin.
By late Monday night, based on ODOT TripCheck, a nearly 70-mile stretch of Highway 22, west from the intersection with Highway 20, was closed as a result of the fires and downed trees. State Highway 126 also was closed by a wildfire, four miles west of McKenzie Bridge.
ODOT advised early Tuesday that wildfires had closed a nearly 70-mile stretch (milepost 82 to 13) of State Highway 22 between Stayton and the Santiam Junction with Highway 20, and also a 26-mile stretch (milepost 28-54) of State Highway 126 (the McKenzie Highway) between Vida and state Highway 242.
"Evacuations are underway in both regions," they counseled. "Watch for fire teams."
Forecasters and fire officials had warned for buy wow gold classic days the"wind event" was going to cause destruction -- and it did, with downed trees stranding many motorists until the roads might be cleared, together with the spreading wildfires.
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