Hwy 26 back open after serious head-on crash west of Banks

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Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 10:45 AM PST
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CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - All lanes of Highway 26 were closed Friday morning due to a serious injury crash.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said the crash happened just before 10 a.m. on the highway at milepost 31, about halfway between the Portland metro area to Seaside.

According to Metro West Ambulance, two people were injured in a head-on crash. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time. One person was entrapped and was rescued by emergency crews.

Highway 26 was expected to be closed for several hours. One lane of the highway reopened at about 11:30 a.m. and all lanes were reopened by 7 p.m. Drivers are being asked to use caution, watch for flaggers and emergency responders, and expect delays.

Highway 30 remains closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for landslide repair, and alternate routes are much longer, according to ODOT.

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