Timber Road is closed between Strassel and Cochran Roads and will remain so “indefinitely,” the county said Monday.
Timber Road is closed (again) due to a landslide
The fourth landslide in less than a year has once again closed Timber Road.
Gales Creek Road closed between Stringtown and Balm Grove
Downed trees, electrical wires are the cause for a road closure on Gales Creek Road between Balm Grove Loop and Stringtown Road, Washington County said Thursday afternoon.
Gates go up at Fernhill Wetlands
Commuters beware: the gates at Forest Grove’s edge near the Fern Hill Wetlands have gone up. More than 100,000 PGE are out of power, and trees and debris litter roadways throughout Gales Creek and beyond.
Studded tire season ends Thursday, March 31
The deadline to remove studded tires from your vehicle is March 31, the Oregon Department of Transportation said. While the deadline has moved in the past due to the pandemic, this year, the deadline show’s that it’s business as usual at ODOT when it comes to getting the road-chewing studded[Read More…]
A look at upcoming road construction projects coming to the region in 2022
One of the projects in Forest Grove expected this year, courtesy Washington County LUT The Oregon Department of Transportation published an online open house featuring the state agency’s construction plans for Oregon in 2022. A number of projects will be in the Highway 26 corridor and near Banks, but for[Read More…]
Road camera in Gales Creek now live
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…]
Snow’s in, power’s out, and cars are crashing
A snow-covered Half Mile Lane on Tuesday, December 26. Photo: Chas Hundley Gales Creek and other locales, especially at higher elevations are seeing anywhere from three to six inches of snow this afternoon, with all the joys and problems that come with it. While this reporter saw children and dogs[Read More…]
Fires, traffic, COVID-19: Welcome to Labor Day weekend
A vehicle drives toward the coast near Gales Creek on Highway 6. Photo: Brenda Schaffer Traffic and fires and COVID, oh my. Those are some of the top concerns public officials from a number of government agencies locally and across the state are gearing up for this weekend as a[Read More…]
More than 60 arrested during DUII holiday patrol period
A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Photo: WCSO WASHINGTON COUNTY – 63 people were arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office during a period of high visibility DUII enforcement patrols by local law enforcement agencies from December 13, 2019 to January 2, 2020. In a press release, the sheriff’s office[Read More…]