Cleanup began today to remove landslide debris on OR 36 Mapleton Junction City Highway three miles west of Triangle Lake. After further assessment, the estimate of trees, rocks and dirt on the roadway was raised to 1200 yards. Crews will work through the weekend until the roadway is clear and the slope determine to be stable. There is no estimated time for reopening.
Landslide cleanup will begin Friday on OR 36 at mp 24.5. About 400 yards of trees, rocks, and debris are on the roadway three miles west of Triangle Lake from a slide that occurred Wednesday afternoon. Travelers need to take alternate routes. There is no estimate on when the highway will reopen. This slide occurred about 10 feet west of the slide that closed the roadway for a week last winter.
A landslide closed OR 36 three miles west of Triangle Lake at mp 24.5 just after 3 p.m. The slide is about 10 feet west of a slide area that closed the road for a week last winter.
ODOT hydrogeologists will assess the slide in the morning. At this time it appears that about 400 yards of dirt, rocks, and trees cover the roadway. More could come down.
Travelers will need to take alternate routes and plan for the roadway to be close at least through Thursday.
With the warmer temperatures, a rock fall area has become active again on OR 58 Willamette Highway near milepost 54, just west of the Salt Creek Tunnel.
Travelers are advised to be aware of the possibility of rocks and debris on the roadway, and expect delays for cleanup when needed.
Tillamook--Travelers in Tillamook should expect some delays on Friday, January 6 as ODOT and the contractor will be putting down some temporary striping as part of the U.S. 101/OR 6 Downtown Tillamook Project.
They will be striping 1st Street between Pacific Avenue and Main Street, and on U.S. 101 north of 1st Street.
The striping will begin at 10 a.m. and flaggers will be controlling two-way traffic. Travelers can expect up to 20-minute delays. To avoid delays, local traffic should consider using alternative routes.