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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.

Visit wc-roads.com for updates to the closure.

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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