April 10: Road Closures and Delays Due to Flooding

No bus service to or from the east side of the Willamette River. Due to the dynamic nature of flood conditions, drivers may need to alter other bus routes. In that case, families would be individually contacted.

  • School starts two hours later than regularly scheduled
  • Bus routes will run two hours later than regularly scheduled
  • Before-school programs are cancelled
  • Please expect potential bus route delays

Information is also available on the Benton County website:
Updates are posted hourly if there are changes in conditions:

The safety of students and staff is our primary concern. Safety considerations include student drivers, student access to bus stops, students walking to and from school, and all other aspects of transporting students to and from school and the suitability of our facilities for occupation, as well as the condition of local infrastructure.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to make transportation and attendance decisions for their child(ren) based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their location.

If you have any questions about inclement weather communications, please send an email to

Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 pm update

A message from Benton County Emergency Management:

The Willamette River is projected to continue to rise throughout the evening and into the morning.  It is currently projected to crest at 31.5 feet tomorrow (Wednesday) around noon. This level is similar to the 1996 Flood. As a result, travelers should expect lane closures and traffic changes at the OR 34/U.S. 20 intersection in Corvallis due to flooding on the road. Currently eastbound lanes on Hwy 34, 1 mile east of Corvallis, are closed. The intersection may be closed entirely as water continues to rise overnight. Avoid the area if possible. Expect delays and watch for crews.

As a reminder, please do NOT cross flood waters (turn around don’t drown), and do not play in flood water. There is lots of debris being washed down and sewer covers may be move around during flood conditions. Keep yourself safe and plan ahead for delayed travel times.