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The gates are open at Fern Hill Road

After a weeklong closure, Fern Hill Road on the edge of Forest Grove has reopened.

The flood gates, set up to block motorists from repeatedly driving into the flooded road in years past, resulting in numerous water rescues, were first closed last Wednesday.

Fern Hill Road, a common access point for Gales Creek residents heading to the eastern portion of Washington County frequently floods during the rainy season, and as a result, has moveable gates installed to close it when the Tualatin River floods the roadway.

Before driving the road during periods of heavy rain, check out the cameras on to see if the road is closed or not.

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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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