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Storms Rolled Into The Rogue Valley

Storm systems that rolled into the Rogue Valley region last weekend contin-ued to hammer the area and residents and created prob-lems ranging from school closures to traffic collisions and concerns over flooding. On Jan. 5, the National Weather Service’s Medford office released an advisory regarding possible flooding that could accompany storm systems rolling through southern Oregon starting this weekend. According to NWS meteorologist Brad “It’s what we call an atmospheric river, and it hit central California and ex-tended into our area," he said. He added that the storm systems could create flooding conditions similar to the January 1997 floods. In 1997, flooding hit the Rogue Valley with a vengeance. Ashland, Med-ford, Central Point, Sams Valley, Gold Hill, Rogue River and Grants Pass all (Subscribe for full story)

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The Woodville Cemetery is Self-Pruning

The Woodville Cemetery has had its share of tree limbs and massive amounts of brush falling. The ceme-tery board has started calling this self-pruning. "I believe that the trees are just self-pruning. Said Woodville Cemetery Secretary Teresa Pearson. "It's a mess, and we will have a lot to clean up when the weather clears up." The trees limbs have landed on many headstones and have fallen in the driveways of the cemetery. "We closed one driveway, but it didn't seem to keep people from going down it, said Pat Rod-strom Woodville Cemetery President. "Clearly people are not taking the warnings seriously, we have many areas that are damaged from cars getting stuck, and it's going to be a lot of work (Subscribe for full story)

 

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