It’s snowing again at higher elevations in western Washington County, and the Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a ‘Winter Weather Advisory’ for Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. and extending to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Every highway in this newspaper’s territory—that’s 6, 26, and 47—had a disabled vehicle or a crash when the map was checked at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation’s tripcheck.com.
For thousands of Portland General Electric (and West Oregon Electric Co-Op, at least in Timber) customers, high winds meant power outages across the region, some overnight and into Tuesday morning. One BSD bus route was altered due to a downed tree.
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Washington County Land Use and Transportation has selected a repair method for the Timber Road landslide and expects to begin work in the summer of 2024, with a planned completion date at the end of 2024.
ODOT has published a report detailing issues plaguing Highway 6, but cautions that no funding exists to tackle most of the work.
Construction to repair Bacona Road and stabilize a landslide north of Buxton is expected to begin in August.
“There may be intermittent lane closures but the highway is open,” ODOT’s Don Hamilton told the Banks Post in an email Thursday afternoon.
Don’t forget: Highway 47 will close starting Monday for work crews to complete last year’s bridge project over West Fork Dairy Creek.
The fourth landslide in less than a year has once again closed Timber Road