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Brad Taylor: Videographer
Dave Morgan: Editor
A piece of a hillside came sliding down onto Highway 34 (Alsea Highway) Wednesday morning. It brought down mud, rock and trees, covering both travel lanes. The roadway was completely blocked for a time. However, fast acting ODOT crews plowed away the mud and rock and chain-sawed the trees into firewood. The road was re-opened to normal traffic late in the day.
However, the same cannot be said for the major slide that covered Highway 34 up around mile post 42, near the Philomath end of the highway. Crews are still repairing the hillside so that it doesn’t come down again so easily. They’re also repairing the road. Flaggers are controlling traffic. Expect delays of 15 to 20 minutes.