Report of a minor mud slide on Starr Street and 101. A sheriff’s deputy removed the larger rocks but there is still debris in the roadway. ODOT enroute to clean up.
There are reports that there is tree debris in the road on Highway 20, mile post 10. That’s about four miles east of Toledo. Use caution. ODOT is enroute.
In late October, and man and his adult daughter were killed on a curve east of Eddyville that has become somewhat notorious lately for serious crashes. A pickup coming eastbound crossed over the centerline and killed them both October 25th.
ODOT has announced that they have installed rumble strips in the pavement in both approaches to the curve to further get the attention of motorists, signaling that something challenging is directly ahead; a sharp curve. In addition to the regular warning signs, ODOT is assigning a portable electric message sign to alert holiday travelers. They’re also using bright orange construction barrels lining the road to slow down traffic entering the curve from the east and the west.
As they used to say in the old days, “Slow down and live.”
ODOT says that curvy part of Highway 20 will be by-passed when the new section is completed in 2015.
The downtown speed limit is now 25 mph! Mayor Connors convinced the ODOT Board of Directors that despite opposition by ODOT staff, the speed limit through downtown Depoe Bay should be 25 mph in the interest of terrified pedestrians as well as those who pull out of parking spaces without even thinking about looking first.
The National Weather Service is urging high profile vehicle drivers to be extremely cautious while driving Highway 101 and other coastal highways Sunday afternoon through the wee hours of Monday morning. The NWS is predicting high winds coming with a storm arriving Sunday night through Monday morning which will bring winds of 30 to 60 mph. The heaviest winds will come from the south and buffet near shore areas as well as headlands like Cape Foulweather, Cape Disappointment, Cape Meares and the Astoria Bridge.
The worst winds will arrive during the latter hours of Sunday night. The worst of it will have passed by sunrise Monday morning.
A rock slide on Highway 20 five miles west of Eddyville (MP 18) has created a traffic hazard. There are no restrictions but travelers should be aware that the westbound lane is partially blocked.
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