McKenzie Pass Highway reopens after 10 months

Scenic pass opens after damaging wildfire.

When the Old McKenzie Pass Highway opened Monday to motor vehicles, it was the first time in 10 months travelers drove on the scenic byway, which was closed as the result of damage suffered during the Milli Fire.

Deschutes National Forest and Oregon Department of Transportation officials closed the highway Aug. 17 and have since worked to repair a nearly 7-mile stretch of the road and remove burned trees that fell or were at risk of falling.

Source: McKenzie Pass Highway reopens after 10 months; Scenic pass opens after damaging wildfire