Highway 47 is closed due to a jackknifed semi truck which spilled lumber across the highway about two miles north of the Highway 47 and 26 junction (Staley’s Junction).
A Banks City Council work session scheduled for Tuesday evening will see councilors discuss a draft Developer Agreement with Holt Homes, which is hoping to build a new housing development in Banks on the current Quail Valley Golf Course location.
Customers on Banks’ municipal water system north of Highway 26, an area outside city limits, were having their water turned off, the city said Wednesday afternoon. No reason was given, but more information was promised.
In 1924, nearly every week saw a rural western Washington County resident fall afoul of the law as it pertained to the possession, distillation, or transport of liquor. This week, it’s three Banks men who had their Ford seized by Forest Grove police.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency Tuesday over the winter storm, saying the move would allow the county to have “greater flexibility and support for the multi-agency response to the snow, wind and ice storms over the last several days and the coming freezing rain.”
We’re in for what looks like a final round of icy weather starting some time this afternoon. We’re going to keep all the bits of news—that’s road closures, business closures, power outages, new weather alerts and the like—contained in this ever-updated story. No account or subscription required.
An already longer than anticipated long weekend just got even longer after the Banks School District said school would remain closed Tuesday.
Already gripped in frozen temperatures and an icy winter storm, Oregon could now be on for round two, the Portland office of the National Weather Service said in an Ice Storm Warning issued Monday morning.
The December 2023 Banks Police Log is presented here as written and delivered to the Banks City Council. We’ve also provided the verbal report delivered by Deputy Frank Ward for your listening pleasure as well.
“We understand that early releases can be an inconvenience, but the safety of our students and staff is our top priority,” the Banks School District said in a notice announcing a three hour early release for Friday. “We encourage everyone to plan accordingly and make the necessary arrangements.”