Traffic slowly resuming after landslide closed Hwy 30 at St. Joh - KPTV - FOX 12

Traffic slowly resuming after landslide closed Hwy 30 at St. Johns Bridge

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Courtesy Tim Meads Courtesy Tim Meads
Courtesy Tim Meads Courtesy Tim Meads
Courtesy Tim Meads Courtesy Tim Meads
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Traffic is slowly making its way back through Highway 30 after a landslide blocked both lanes of the road near the St. Johns Bridge Tuesday afternoon.

Crews have clear the west-bound lanes, and east and west bound traffic are splitting that side of the highway.

Air 12 flew over the road, currently blocked in both directions by the landslide, where drivers were being pulled from the mud and debris.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, a downed tree was also blocking the highway.

ODOT crews are on the scene working to clean the landslide off the roadway, along with Portland Fire and Rescue crews.

An ODOT spokesman says they are hoping to have all lanes open before the Wednesday afternoon rush. He added that "several hundred cubic yards" of dirt and debris fell, most of it mud.

Engineers will be assessing the stability of the slope Wednesday morning.

This is developing story. Stay with Fox 12 and KPTV.com for further developments.

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