Highway 6 is closed near the summit of the Coast Range following a crash, the Oregon Department of Transportation said on tripcheck.com.
Those using Highway 6 to travel should note that an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) striping project from Banks to Tillamook begins Tuesday, and is expected to last three days.
Firefighters from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District, and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to a vehicle fire near mile post 33 on Highway 6 Tuesday afternoon, keeping the flames from the vehicle from spreading into the nearby forest. No one was injured.
With the ink barely dry on Governor Kate Brown’s signature on a bill requiring the Oregon Department of Transportation to study Highway 6 and make repair recommendations to the legislature no later than September 15, 2023, ODOT is already at work on their newly mandated task. “ODOT has issued a[Read More…]
The Tillamook and Washington County lines at the Coast Range summit on Highway 6 on January 27, 2022. Photo: Chas Hundley Is change on the way for Oregon’s deadly Highway 6? One community leader trying to raise awareness of the traffic fatalities on the rural highway stretching from Banks through[Read More…]
An emergency vehicle heads east on Gales Creek Road toward a police scene at Dorman Pond Sunday, January 30, 2022. Photo: Chas Hundley Several Gales Creek residents noticed police activity near Dorman Pond on Highway 6 on Jan. 30. The Gales Creek Journal obtained a report written by an Oregon[Read More…]
A K-9 unit aided in locating Bradley Harris. Photo from Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office video A Tillamook resident died in a crash Sunday morning near milepost 8 on the Wilson River Highway. The driver of one vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene, according to Oregon State Police, but[Read More…]
The junction of Highways 6 and 8 in Gales Creek on February 24, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Two people are the latest killed in a crash on the Wilson River Highway stretching from Banks to Tillamook after a collision on Saturday. The two-vehicle crash was located in Tillamook County near[Read More…]
A Life Flight helicopter lands on Highway 6 near Timmerman Road to transport the driver of a tractor involved in a rollover crash on June 8. Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue Emergency crews were dispatched to reports of a fall patient on Timmerman Road Tuesday after 9 a.m., but[Read More…]
A photo taken by Washington County’s, now ODOT’s, first traffic camera in Gales Creek. It’s no April Fool’s Day joke. After several weeks of anticipation, the first road camera in Gales Creek, located at the Junction of Highway 6 and 8 went live Thursday. The camera, facing east with views[Read More…]