Massive washout collapses highway between Bandon and Coquille

OR 42S remains closed five mi east of #Bandon at MP 5.4 after a 50 ft. section of the roadway collapsed last night.

ODOT Alert, Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019: With flooding everywhere and extreme weather-related hazards all over the Beaver State this week, it appears a slide has caused a massive collapse of a 50-foot section on OR Highway 42 South between Bandon and Coquille.

According to The Oregonian, the Oregon Department of Transportation reported the slide as of Wednesday night.

Sources say the closure will most likely remain in place until sometime next week, and happened at milepost 5.4 near a culvert that was blocked. The damage was reportedly caused by water pooling on the uphill side of the road, and debris blocking the water flow.

The Oregon Department of Transportation has closed OR 42S due to a slide from Wednesday, April 10, east of Bandon.

Until further notice, drivers who are traveling between the Bandon area and Coquille are advised to use U.S. 101 and OR 42.