Portland Metro Wednesday Traffic: U.S. 101 closed near Cannon Beach; I-5 reopens near California line

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Portland Metro Wednesday Traffic: U.S. 101 closed near Cannon Beach; I-5 reopens near California line


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Heavy fog blankets Portland and the surrounding areas for the Wednesday commute. The fog extending south of the city too, well into the Eugene area. In addition, many Portland area low temperatures are hovering around freezing. Watch for spots of ice and freezing fog until temperatures warm later this morning.

ODOT reports a landslide has closed U.S. 101 in both directions about five miles south of Cannon Beach near Arch Cape. There is currently no estimate as to when the slide will be cleared and the road re-opened. Avoid the coast in that area.  

Update 12:25 p.m.: ODOT reports U.S. 101, five miles south of Cannon Beach, will remain closed through at least the end of Wednesday or possibly Thursday to allow for scalers to remove loose rock and materials from a slide that closed the highway earlier Wednesday morning.

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Rock slide on I-5 north of the California border.ODOT 

OREGON/CALIFORNIA BORDER 12:45 p.m.; Oregon State Police have closed both directions of Interstate 5, (southbound closure begins 14 miles north of the state line), due to rock slides and snow. Traffic is being held in both the southbound and northbound directions at this time from milepost 14 to the California border. When the closure is lifted, chains will be required on all vehicles except 4x4.

Update 1:30 p.m.; Debris has been cleared at the Siskiyou Pass and traffic is open in both directions. 

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BEAVERTON 8:40 a.m.; Four-car crash Southwest Canyon Road at Cedar Hills Boulevard.

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NORTH PORTLAND 8:16 a.m.; Police responding to a crash at North Vancouver Avenue and Lombard Street.

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NORTHEAST PORTLAND 7:25 a.m.; Crash has the right lane closed on I-5 southbound, just south of Killingsworth Street.

Update 7:35 a.m.; Moved to right shoulder. Traffic still very slow back to Main Street in Vancouver.

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I-205 NORTHBOUND 7:05 a.m.; Crash reported on I-205 northbound south of Stark Street. Traffic already solid back to Johnson Creek.

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SOUTHEAST PORTLAND 6:42 a.m.; Injury crash with fire crews on the scene Southeast 52nd Avenue and Reedway Street, east of Woodstock Elementary School.

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SALMON CREEK 6:37 a.m.; Responders are on scene of a blocking crash at Northeast 20th Avenue and 134th Street.

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GALES CREEK 6:30 a.m.; Crash reported on OR 6/Wilson River Highway just west of S. Fork Gales Creek Road (west of Glenwood).

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The Oregonian/Oregonlive.com's Elliot Njus takes a look at what happened in January when a TriMet train derailed due to icy buildup on the tracks. TriMet now will put new rules into play on icy days. 

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