Landslide has closed Yaquina Bay Road just west of Toledo – Closed two days? Major slide on Highway 34 too.
3pm Update – Major slide blocking Highway 34 10.5 miles east of Waldport. Crews not yet on scene.
Landslide has closed Yaquina Bay Road just west of Toledo at milepost 12. Use Highway 20 as an alternate.
Lincoln County Public Works crews had just earlier cleared a smaller slide at the same location when a much larger slide came down the hillside, completely covering the pavement, and continuing to fall further down, below the road. Public Works crews are analyzing the situation to gauge the safety of those who would be clearing the slide and whether there might be more material about to break loose.
Newport Police and Fire services are now designated law enforcement, fire first responders west of the slide. No word on exactly when the slide might be cleared but they’re saying it may take a couple of days.
Lincoln County Public Information Officer Casey Miller reports that those who live or work in the Hidden Vally/Criteser Loop area must access the area from the Newport side of the slide.