Triangle Lake

ODOT

A landslide closed OR 36 three miles west of Triangle Lake at mp 24.5 just after 3 p.m. today. The slide is about 10 feet west of a slide area that closed the road for a week last winter.

ODOT hydrogeologists will assess the slide Thursday morning. At this time it appears that about 400 yards of dirt, rocks, and trees cover the roadway. More could come down.

Travelers will need to take alternate routes and plan for the roadway to be close at least through Thursday.

Updates can be found online at TripCheck.

Oregon Department of Forestry

The timber industry practice of spraying herbicides on clear cuts to ensure replanted saplings can take hold has been cause for controversy in Oregon.  Now the Eugene-based anti-pesticide group Beyond Toxics has released an analysis finding industry spraying in one rural community increased over a three year period.  

Executive Director Lisa Arkin: