Historic Columbia River Hwy may reopen this week

ODOT crews work to remove rocks from site where a landslide covered the Historic Columbia River Highway on June 5. (ODOT)
ODOT crews work to remove rocks from site where a landslide covered the Historic Columbia River Highway on June 5. (ODOT)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – The Historic Columbia River Highway will remain closed at least through Wednesday as crews continue to clear debris after a landslide on June 5.

Don Hamilton with ODOT said crews will be back to work on Tuesday to remove truckloads of debris.

On Wednesday, the big excavator, which was brought in three pieces from Seattle on Monday, will continue to remove rocks that are still in danger of falling between Woodard Road and the Stark Street Bridge, Hamilton said.

About 1000 cubic yards of rock and debris fell onto the road just before noon on June 5. The road has remained closed since then.

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