Landslide, semi-truck crash closes Hwy 30 west of Clatskanie

Semi-truck crash and landslide on Highway 30.
Semi-truck crash and landslide on Highway 30.(Oregon Department of Transportation)
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 8:19 AM PST
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CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - Highway 30 is closed in both directions Wednesday morning due to a landslide and semi-truck crash.

The landslide and crash occurred at milepost 74, about 12 miles west of Clatskanie. The Oregon Department of Transportation has closed both the eastbound and westbound lanes.

ODOT says heavy rainfall is likely the cause of the landslide. At least 10 truckloads of rock and mud slid onto both lanes of the highway at about 10:30 p.m., and debris is still sliding down the hillside.

Crews have begun to clear the debris. ODOT says they don’t have an estimated time for reopening, but it is likely to be no sooner than Thursday.

Oregon State Police said the driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

ODOT says drivers should use Highway 26 is traveling between the Portland metro area and the Oregon Coast. Highway 47 and Highway 202 are an option for passenger vehicles.