Crash, Highway 26, News

Highway 26 closed in Manning for crash

Update, 2:15 p.m.: The highway has reopened, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Highway 26 is closed in Manning at Sell Road, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Numerous emergency vehicles could be seen driving through Banks, including Banks Fire District, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office described the crash as minor, but urged motorists to use an alternate route. The Banks area is currently under a heavier traffic load thanks to the first major day of the Banks BBQ.

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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