At about Noon on Friday, April 13th, Oregon Department of Transportation alerts and TripCheck showed that a landslide had occurred at about milepost 34 (33.96 to be exact) on Hwy. 101. Located about 4 miles south of Cannon Beach near Hug Point, the landslide was actively moving and ODOT closed Hwy. 101 in both directions. Travelers were advised to avoid the area and detour using Hwy. 53 or Hwy. 6 to reach the North Oregon Coast area.
By 4 pm, ODOT had the slide area reopened to traffic with signs warning of falling rock, and the roadway still muddied from the multiple truckloads of debris that were removed. As the signs indicate, use caution in the area, also be aware that slides can occur with little warning along many routes in Tillamook and Clatsop County, and anywhere along Hwy. 101.
Latest update from ODOT, as of 12:09 p.m. today, 4/14/18
US101, MP 34 – US101, 4 miles South of Cannon Beach
Estimated delay under 20 minutes
Maintenance Work- Lanes Affected: (Southbound) 1 Lane
Comments: Road maintenance operations are occurring, use caution. Single Lane Closure for Debris Removal.
Public Contact: ODOT/NWTOC Salem
Here are photos of the area about 5 pm as we headed north for sushi at Tora Sushi Lounge. Looking forward to welcoming Tora to Tillamook in the near future (the former Pancake House at 212 Main St. is being readied to become the third location for Tora Sushi. Watch for more information.)