By Bryan Dorr, 17 Feb. 2014 at 19:05 PT Filed under: Photo
By Bryan Dorr, 16 Feb. 2014 at 15:03 PT Filed under: Weather
The Willamette River is flowing high again and that means it’s time to check out what’s happening at Clackamette Park in Oregon City. Unlike the higher flow at 27 feet back in January 2012 that pretty much put a majority of the park underwater, today’s flow registers at 22.8 feet at 11:15 a.m. The lower flow level today submerged just a few RV parking pads on the west edge of the park.
Clackamette Park and its boat ramps are closed to motor vehicles. Apparently, the overflow parking area is also now barricaded, so parking is available along Main St. shoulder east of McLoughlin Blvd. or south down by Jon Storm Park. The pedestrian pathway below Clackamette Drive is partially submerged.
By Bryan Dorr, 16 Feb. 2014 at 07:57 PT Filed under: News
Update: ODOT reported at 9:00 p.m. tonight (Feb. 16) that one I-84 eastbound lane is now open for all vehicles with loads under 16 feet wide at the slide zone near Hood River. You can receive the latest traffic update at www.TripCheck.com.
Oregon Department of Transportation reopened part of I-84 eastbound through the Columbia River Gorge for car traffic only.
Cars are now allowed to travel I-84 eastbound from milepost 17 in Troutdale to milepost 44 in Cascade Locks.Trucks and motorhomes are prohibited and must use an alternate route.
The freeway remains shut down east of Cascade Locks while cleanup work from a Feb. 14 landslide near Hood River continues. One westbound lane remains open at the slide zone.
The closure also means no access to Starvation Creek and Mitchell Point, which are accessible only from the eastbound lanes.
Reopening I-84 eastbound allows weekend Gorge visitors to access Rooster Rock State Park, Wahclella Falls, Historic Columbia River Highway Toothrock Trailhead, Eagle Creek, and Cascade Locks.
Trucks and motorhomes can use either WA SR 14 on Washington side, or U.S. 26 to Ore. 35 around Mt. Hood. Oversize trucks are prohibited on WA SR 14.
Photo: Oregon State Police.
By Bryan Dorr, 14 Feb. 2014 at 11:02 PT Filed under: Commentary
Happy 155th Birthday, Oregon!
By Bryan Dorr, 10 Feb. 2014 at 15:27 PT Filed under: Commentary