Medford's Foothill Road reopens to traffic

North Foothill Road has reopened to through traffic.

The east Medford road that skirts Roxy Ann Peak was closed between East McAndrews and Coker Butte roads this morning while fire crews continued to work at the Deer Ridge fire.

Officials said fire activity could close the road again on short notice.

Numerous other roads through residential neighborhoods in the foothills remain closed to everyone but residents and fire crews. Roads open to only local and emergency traffic include Devils Garden Road, Dodson Drive, Roxy Ann Heights Drive, High Point Drive, Pine Top Drive, Manzanita Heights Drive, Normil Terrace, Annapolis Drive, Cadet Drive, Panorama Drive and Lone Pine Road east of North Foothills Road.

Officials ask drivers to use caution in the area near the fire, which burned more than 630 acres.
School buses will run as scheduled this afternoon, but police recommended that parents in the affected neighborhoods pick up students at school if possible.

All residents who were evacuated Monday have been cleared to return home, but were advised to stay prepared to leave again if fire conditions change.

— Anita Burke

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