A week without Highway 26

By Dylan J. Darling The Bulletin
Published Jul 24, 2014 at 12:19AM / Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 01:06PM
InciWeb / Courtesy photo The Bailey Butte Fire, part of the Waterman Complex, forced the closure of U.S Highway 26 between Mitchell and Prineville for a week.
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin The road was blocked on the westbound lane of Highway 26 as it was closed earlier this week due to a wildfire in the Waterman Complex. The closure made travel between Central Oregon and Mitchell difficult. Christy Hudspeth, owner of Route 26 Espresso in Mitchell, said her trip to Bend, normally 160 miles round trip, turned into a trek of 340 miles.
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin The road was blocked on the westbound lane of Highway 26 as it was closed earlier this week due to a wildfire in the Waterman Complex. The closure made travel between Central Oregon and Mitchell difficult. Christy Hudspeth, owner of Route 26 Espresso in Mitchell, said her trip to Bend, normally 160 miles round trip, turned into a trek of 340 miles.