Rockslide Forces Closure of Stretch of Oregon Highway Until Next Week

Elkton, OR — An early morning rockslide along an Oregon highway has caused a closure expected to last into next week.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ORDOT), an estimated 7,000 cubic yards of rock and debris slid into the roadway Friday morning along Oregon 138 West, about a mile north of Yellow Creek.


Officials quickly closed the stretch from Elkton to Sutherlin Highway and said it would remain so for the remainder of the day.

However, on Friday afternoon ORDOT indicated the closure would continue into next week as crews work to clear the rock and assess and repair any damages.

All travelers are advised to use alternate routes.

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