April 8, 2019
OAKRIDGE – OR 58 Willamette Highway remains closed to through traffic by a landslide covering the road at milepost 27, eight miles west of Oakridge. Through travelers should take alternate routes.
Eastbound: The road is closed at milepost 13, the Lowell Covered Bridge. Local residents who live west of milepost 27 are allowed through.
Westbound: The road is closed at milepost 73, Crescent Junction. Local traffic is allowed through to Oakridge/Westfir, but the road is fully closed west of those communities.
Access for emergency vehicles is being established through the slide area tonight, but no other vehicles will be allowed because the slide continues to move and it is not safe.
About 1,000 yards of material including 40 to 60 trees came down in three slides at milepost 27, 14, and 28. The largest is at milepost 27. The slides were reported on Sunday, April 8, about 4:30 p.m.Crews assessed the slides Sunday night and began cleanup on Monday morning.