- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A landslide has closed part of the Historic Columbia River Highway east of Portland for a few days.

The state Department of Transportation says the slide is west of the Stark Street Bridge, which remains open and allows travel between Troutdale and Corbett.

State transportation spokesman Don Hamilton said about 1,000 cubic yards of rock and dirt fell Thursday morning, including what he described to The Oregonian (https://bit.ly/1l9Mg0M) as “one very large rock.”

He says the stretch of highway will remain closed Thursday and Friday and probably into the weekend.

It’s near the western end of the highway built from 1913 to 1922 between Portland and The Dalles. Much of it remains in roadway or bike path.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com



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