Historic McKenzie Pass Hwy 242 closed due to wildfire

Oregon DOT TripCheck

MCKENZIE BRIDGE, Ore. - The historic McKenzie Pass Highway OR 242 is closed due to the Milli Fire burning near Black Crater south of Sisters, the Oregon DOT said.

The scenic highway is closed west of Sisters at the east gate.

A soft closure is in effect at Highway 126 near McKenzie Bridge. The gate is closed further east. | TRAFFIC MAP

ODOT is working to make sure campers and hikers can get out of the area.

The Milli Fire has caused public access closures on the National Forest, as well as put many residents near Sisters on notice to be prepared to evacuate.

The McKenzie Pass Highway is open seasonally. It closes in the winter due to snow - and, in this case, in the summer due to fire.

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