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Highway 30 Reopens

Posted on 30th May 2013 at 16:49

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Highway 30 near the St. Johns Bridge is open to traffic once again. The road just east of the bridge re-opened to traffic this morning, just a few minutes past midnight. That was almost 24 hours after a large cottonwood tree fell into the highway, also taking down six utility poles and several spans of overhead lines. Traffic was detoured while the debris was removed, the poles were re-set and the hillside above the highway was inspected. ODOT officials say that traffic is now moving normally again, though there is still some cable work that needs to be done. They say those repairs will be completed at a later date.