Landslide Closes Road Near Swisshome

NEAR SWISSHOME, Ore. — Debris from a landslide shut down a section of Stagecoach Road northeast of Mapleton this weekend. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday a person living near Stagecoach Road reported a section of the road covered with debris after a landslide. Sunday afternoon a resident spent a few hours clearing the … Continue reading »

Landslide Closes Stagecoach Rd

SWISSHOME, Ore. — A stretch of roadway in Swisshome will be closed to drivers for the next few days, as crews work to clear debris from a landslide. Officials say the landslide caused multiple large rocks, trees and power lines to crash down. The debris was blocking Stagecoach Rd. near milepost 9.5. The road will … Continue reading »

Obama to Visit Washington Landslide Area

OSO, Wash. (CNN) — President Obama will visit Washington state Tuesday to mark the grim one-month anniversary since a devastating mudslide left behind a graveyard of debris. Obama will tour the area and meet with rescue crews and the relatives of victims. The rain-saturated hillside along the Stillaguamish River gave way on March 22. It unleashed … Continue reading »

Canine Units Return from Oso Landslide

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two Jackson County Search and Rescue canine units have returned after helping in the Washington landslide. The teams arrived at the scene on March 31 to help search teams and worked three full days at the site. The dogs, Abby and Lily, are specially trained to track the scent of human remains. … Continue reading »

Local Team Responds to Oso Landslide

ALBANY, Ore. — It’s been two weeks since a landslide wiped out the town of Oso, Washington and crisis response teams expect they’ll be helping people get through this tragedy for weeks to come. Tracy Calhoun and her 3-year-old Golden Retriever JJ are getting back into their normal routine, after spending a few days helping … Continue reading »

Red Cross Teaches Disaster Training

EUGENE, Ore. — An earthquake struck just off the coast of Chile. A landslide partially wiped out a town in Northwestern Washington. Natural disasters are unpredictable, but Red Cross Preparedness Coordinator Henry Soderberg says if you know what to do, you can increase your chances of survival. “Being informed, what kind of disasters can we expect? … Continue reading »

Landslide Dangers in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Officials say the death toll in a massive landslide in Washington is now 14. It happened in the small town of OSO, about 55 miles north of Seattle. Two days after the slide, at least 108 people are unaccounted for or missing, but that number could change. Some of the homes that … Continue reading »

Erosion Along Hwy 20, Lane Closed

EDDYVILLE, Ore. – One lane is closed on Highway 20 near Eddyville after erosion along the Yaquina River chipped away at an embankment near the roadway. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the erosion only affected the shoulder of the eastbound lane, but ODOT will repair the embankment before opening the lane back up for … Continue reading »

Landslide Delays Highway 126 Re-Opening

WALTON, Ore. — ODOT crews are still working to get Highway 126 open, after a massive landslide blocked all four lanes Thursday morning. ODOT officials returned to the landslide site Friday morning to find that the mess was even bigger than they had originally thought. The tree on the very top is probably the biggest … Continue reading »

Double Landslide Closes Highway 126

WALTON, Ore. — All the rain we’ve been getting this week likely caused a massive landslide on Highway 126W Thursday morning. The road won’t reopen until at least Friday. There were two separate ones that happened there just west of Walton, at milepost 24, right around 9:30 a.m. ODOT flaggers greeted drivers heading down the … Continue reading »

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