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UPDATE: N. Oregon Coast Highway Reopened After Landslide Closure

Published 04/13/2018 at 4:41 PM PDT - Updated 04/13/2018 at 5:11 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

N. Oregon Coast Highway Closed Due to Landslide, near Cannon Beach

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – UPDATE: This incident is now closed. Lanes are back open just south of Cannon Beach. Traffic is slow in the area but has resumed.

Previous story:

Both lanes of Highway 101 just south of Cannon Beach are closed as of noon on Friday due to a landslide near Hug Point. This has cut off parts of the north Oregon coast and created a lengthy detour for those trying to get between Cannon Beach and Manzanita.

The landslide occurred about noon, covering the northbound lane. The southbound lane has been shut off by ODOT for safety reasons as they try to clean up the debris. There is currently no estimate when the lanes may reopen.

Meanwhile, those traveling in this part of the north Oregon coast should take Highway 53, which connects to Highway 26, meanders through about 15 miles of curvy roadway, and then connects to Highway 101 just south of Nehalem.

Hug Point is about three miles south of Cannon Beach. The landslide cut off quick access to Manzanita from the north, as well as hot spots like Oswald West State Park. What was a 10-minute ride now takes about a half hour.

ODOT has dispatched a geologist to examine the area and look for any further issues.

The Oregonian is reporting that ODOT is worried about more instability in the area, resulting in the complete closure of both lanes.

Keep checking Oregon Coast Traffic Conditions for updates on when the road will be estimated to open back up. Where to stay in this area - Where to eat - Maps and Virtual Tours More of the Hug Point area below:

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