Crash, Highway 6, News

Highway 6 closed for crash near summit

A crash near the summit of the Coast Range on Highway 6 has resulted in a road closure, according to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue.

The fire & rescue agency said that they had cleared the scene of a serious crash near milepost 33 just after 1:45 p.m.

Milepost 33 is on the Washington County side of the state highway near the Tillamook County line.

“The Highway is closed while [Oregon State Police] investigates the scene,” FGF&R said.

“It is unknown when the Highway will reopen,” the agency added. Because Timber Road remains closed since a March 2023 landslide, the closure leaves motorists looking to get to the coast with the choice of taking Highway 26 to the coast.

Up-to-date traffic information about the closure and other state highway information from the Oregon Department of Transportation can be viewed online at

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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