Drivers: Keep an eye out for Hood to Coast runners Friday and Saturday on the roads

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More than 17,000 runners are set to hit area highways Friday and Saturday for the "mother of all relays."

The annual Hood to Coast relay spans about 200 miles, and may cause some delays for drivers. Drivers should also be extra vigilant about people walking or running along roads.

The race begins at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood Friday morning and concludes at Seaside on Saturday.

Here's a few traffic alerts you should keep in mind:

  • Speed limit lowered to 45 mph on US 26 west of Government Camp
  • Westbound traffic on US 26 near milepost 30 east of Sandy will be narrowed down to one lane approaching the top of Cherryville Hill

City, county and state agencies will be conducting patrols in the area of the race.

Anyone observing a dangerous driver should contact Oregon State Police at 1-800-853-8412 or 9-1-1.

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