One lane of Highway 30 has been reopened nightly as crews work to clear debris from a landslide that took out a semi truck last week.
The landslide happened on Wednesday night, November 30th, on Highway 30 halfway between Astoria and Clatskani in Oregon, forcing the total closure of the highway. Now, crews are working during the day to clear the debris, but will cease work nightly, allowing the highway to reopen.
Flaggers will be out from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. each night to help guide traffic through the area.
“It is too dangerous and complicated to run traffic during the day,” ODOT Maintenance District 1 Manager Mark Buffington said on Sunday to KOIN News. “We are attempting to bring in another team of scalers tomorrow hoping to double our efforts.”
There is currently no estimated time for completion.