Crash, Hwy 6, Tillamook State Forest

Highway 6 blocked near summit by crash

The Tillamook and Washington County lines at the Coast Range summit on Highway 6 on January 27, 2022. Photo: Chas Hundley

Updated story here.

Original story below.

Two crashes were reported Thursday evening, with at least one of them resulting in the closure of the Wilson River Highway near the Coast Range summit as of 7:51 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation’s, all lanes were blocked near the county line between Tillamook and Washington Counties.

The crash comes just two days after a bill to require that ODOT study and give repair recommendations for Highway 6 was unveiled by State Rep. Suzanne Weber, and one day after the Oregon Department of Transportation announced new safety signs had been installed on Highway 6, including in the area of both of Thursday evening’s crashes. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Gales Creek Journal and sister news publications the Banks Post and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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