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Landslide Closes Highway 101 North Of Florence

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Crews are working to clear Sunday’s landslide on coastal highway 101 north of Florence. The road isn’t expected to reopen until Tuesday.

Lou Torres is a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation. He says the hillside has been saturated by recent rains.
Torres: “We had a chunk of the hillside basically slide onto the highway so it closed both lanes. And there’s quite a bit of rocks and trees that have to be cleared as well.”
Highway 101 south of the Cape Creek tunnel has experienced slides before.
People hoping to travel between Florence and Yachats will have to go inland, using highways 126, 36 and 20.
You can find the latest road conditions at tripcheck.com or by calling 511.
 

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.