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Yaquina Bay Road is now back open just southwest of Toledo – Open all the way to Newport.


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2:17pm Sunday

After a large landslide covered it just a quarter mile up from GP, Road and Driveway and Lincoln County Public Works crews have cleaned it up and have just reopened Yaquina Bay Road. The slide was a big one, coming straight down off the hillside, just south of an earlier slide that also scars the hill. You can see in the pictures that water is still flowing out of the hill itself and down the face of the slide. County public works put jersey barriers on the inside shoulder of the road to catch rocks and other debris that may come down as the hillside drains. Probably wouldn’t hurt to go slow through there so you can watch out and not unwittingly drive right into the path of something coming down; tree, rock or mud. And of course if there is a subsequent build up of material on the uphill side of the barriers, don’t hesitate to call Toledo Police at 336-5555 and give them the info.

High wind watch in effect from tonight and into Monday night – winds to 70 mph at the beaches


Steve Power photo

A long freight train of wet and windy Pacific storms continue to roar ashore here in Oregon. The National Weather Service says the Central Coast, from Long Beach to Yachats, is back under a high wind watch for winds to 70 mph along beaches and headlands and 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph inland.

It means we have another twenty-four hours of possible blinking lights, power outages, downed trees, internet interruptions and inside-out umbrellas. Driving high profile vehicles will also entail, in some instances, of taking your welfare in your own hands. Postpone such driving, if at all possible, especially if it entails using Highway 101.

Tonight through Monday night. Batten down the hatches, again.

Lane restrictions on 101 over Cape Foulweather for the next two weeks


Highway 101 @ Foulweather
March 13th

DEPOE BAY— Travel on U.S. 101 south of Depoe Bay will be restricted during the next two weeks as ODOT crews cleanup after a series of wind and snow storms. There are numerous trees that have been weakened by the recent snow and heavy winds that need to be felled and removed. Hillsides will also be evaluated for stability.

From Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6 and again Monday-Friday, April 9-13, a lane will be restricted near Cape Foulweather, south of Depoe Bay (MP 129 to 135.5), between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Flaggers will control traffic in alternating directions. Where only two lanes of travel are present, motorists should expect delays of 5-15 minutes. Two-way travel will be allowed in sections where there are three or more lanes.

Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed, follow the instructions of flaggers and travel through the area with caution.

Several powerful storms left many trees down, damaged, or leaning in the area. ODOT crews will remove the downed trees and other debris, and will fall and remove any trees determined to be a hazard to motorists on U.S. 101.

Similar cleanup projects are planned for U.S. 20 and OR 34. ODOT will alert the public when those projects are scheduled.

Due to our capital “W” Winter, ODOT’s extending studded tire season…

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ODOT is extending the studded tire season through Monday, April 9. Statewide weather forecasts call for continued difficult driving conditions in snow zones during the first week in April. Motorists should have their studded tires removed from their vehicles by 12:01 am Tuesday, April 10. ODOT encourages drivers to not wait until the deadline if they aren’t driving in snowy conditions.

ODOT encourages drivers to consider other types of traction tires or chains. A study completed in 2000 concluded studded tires cause at least $40 million damage each year on city streets, county roads and state highways. Other types of traction tires are available. These traction tires meet Rubber Manufacturers Association standards for use in severe snow conditions and carry a special symbol on the tire sidewall showing a three-peaked mountain and snowflake. Research shows these tires provide better traction than studded tires when used on bare pavement.

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