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BANDON, Ore. — Highway 42 South will be closed for the rest of the week after a 50-foot section of the roadway collapsed on Wednesday night, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
The closure begins five miles east of Bandon, and motorsts are advised to use Highway 101 and Oregon 42 instead.
"The washout occurred at milepost 5.4 near a culvert that was blocked, resulting in water pooling on the uphill side of the road," ODOT said in a statement. "Heavy rains have washed a large amount of debris through creeks and culverts in recent weeks."
Please be aware that areas could have compromised roads do to the rain, as well as flooding. Remember #TurnAroundDontDrown. This 50ft section of OR 42S collapsed overnight. #April2019Flood https://t.co/cZ58RIVbOm
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) April 11, 2019