Slides closes Highway 101 south of Cannon Beach

Highway 101 may be closed for more than a day

U.S. 101 was closed on Wednesday morning due a rock slide near Canon Beach. February 22, 2017, (ODOT)
U.S. 101 was closed on Wednesday morning due a rock slide near Canon Beach. February 22, 2017, (ODOT)

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) – A landslide has closed U.S. Highway 101 in both directions 5 miles south of Cannon Beach.

The state Department of Transportation said Wednesday morning that crews are ready to clear the slide, but must wait for experts to finish examining the situation.

The road is expected to be closed for Wednesday and possibly longer, ODOT said.