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 »

ODOT Considers Closing Lane on Hwy. 20

Near EDDYVILLE, Ore. — ODOT is mulling a decision to close down one lane of Highway 20, about six miles west of Eddyville. The Yaquina River eroded part of the highway’s foundation, which collapsed into the water. That section needs to be rebuilt and repaved. ODOT needs to put out a bid and select a … Continue reading »

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