Train tunnel partially collapses near Oakridge

UPDATE: Repairs are estimated to take seven to ten days, and most traffic is being rerouted through Salt Lake City.

Posted: May 29, 2018 7:51 PM
Updated: May 30, 2018 5:22 PM

UPDATE: The rail line between Eugene and Chemult remains out of service after a tunnel collapse, and repairs are estimated to take seven to ten days to complete, according to Union Pacific. The estimated time of repair may change.

Most traffic is being rerouted through Salt Lake City, Utah, adding four to five days to overall transit times.

_________________________________________

OAKRIDGE, Ore. -- A partial tunnel collapse east of Oakridge is stopping train traffic in its tracks.

Nobody was hurt in the failure which happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday halfway between Oakridge and Odell Lake along Highway 58.

a Union Pacific spokesman says maintenance operations were underway at the time and no trains were involved.

The railroad says trains are being re-routed through Bend.

Meanwhile, Amtrak says its service will be affected too and passengers will be bused to Klamath Falls.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4570

Reported Deaths: 161
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah123663
Marion102827
Washington77518
Clackamas33912
Deschutes1340
Umatilla1253
Linn1249
Polk10012
Lane803
Yamhill797
Jackson690
Benton625
Jefferson550
Clatsop450
Klamath450
Hood River370
Malheur330
Wasco321
Coos320
Douglas290
Lincoln270
Josephine231
Columbia160
Morrow120
Curry70
Crook60
Union60
Tillamook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 55°
Corvallis
Broken Clouds
57° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 57°
Roseburg
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 58°
North Bend
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events