Highway 101 slide north of Newport Airport will take 3 to 5 days to fix. May cause total closure of the highway.
Emergency services officials say that ODOT figures it will take them up to five days to fix the slumped out area of Highway 101 just north of the airport. The work won’t start until the weekend, we’re told. If it becomes necessary to totally close the road during repairs, an emergency bypass FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES ONLY will be established through the Newport Airport.