Highway 101 north of Brookings to open at noon Saturday for first time since storm


    Highway 101 is expected to open at noon on Saturday, weather permitting, the Oregon Department of Transportation said Thursday. The highway has been closed for nearly two weeks by a slide at Hooskanaden Creek, about 12 miles north of Brookings. (ODOT and Tidewater photos)

    BROOKINGS, Ore. - Highway 101 is expected to open at noon on Saturday, weather permitting, the Oregon Department of Transportation said Thursday.

    The highway has been closed for nearly two weeks by a slide at Hooskanaden Creek, about 12 miles north of Brookings.

    "When the highway opens, traffic through the slide area will be limited to a single lane on a gravel road surface," according to ODOT. "Flaggers will provide traffic control and motorists should expect delays. Motorists are also advised to slow down and drive with caution."

    The landslide that damaged the highway had moved as fast as 2 feet per hour at one point but has slowed in recent days.

    "Crews from Tidewater Contractors have been working overtime to remove slide debris and place more than 15,000 tons of rock along the path of the highway," ODOT said.

    The agency plans to monitor the area for ground movement for the next several months.

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