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Timber Road down to one lane after landslide

Update: Washington County said that Timber Road had reopened at 3:30 p m.

A landslide briefly closed Timber Road Monday morning, Washington County said, but the road has since reopened to one lane of traffic.

According to a statement issued by the county’s road department, the southbound lane remains closed halfway between Highway 6 and 26. An eyewitness account placed the area at a recently logged spot near the S curves.

Timber Road was obstructed by a landslide in December in the same spot, and earlier in 2022 in March as well, also in the same spot.

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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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