Washington County roads closed due to high water

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 31, 2020

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

wc-roads.com logoThree roads in Washington County are closed due to high water/flooding. More closures could occur over the weekend if heavy rain materializes.

 

As of noon Friday (Jan. 31), closed roads include:

 

  • 334th Avenue, Tualatin-Valley Highway to the end of the road
  • Fern Hill Road, Taylor Way to Geiger Road
  • Susbauer Road, between Long and Hornecker roads

 

Travelers must use alternate routes for these roads. Flood gates and/or barricades are in place for traveler safety. Moving or driving around barricades is not only dangerous, but against the law, with a potential fine of $260. To report someone moving or traveling around a barricade, call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office nonemergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

 

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain through Sunday. It is possible additional road closures may result. A map and list of road closures and other traffic impacts is available on wc-roads.com. Information is also available on Twitter at @WashCoRoads.

 

Avoid traveling on roads covered by water. Even a few inches of flowing water can sweep vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians off the road. Turn around, don’t drown. To report flooded roads or other road hazards:
 

  • Call 911 (life-threatening emergency)
  • Call 503-629-0111 (after hours, nonemergency)
  • Call 503-846 ROAD (7623) during business hours or email
  • Submit an online request for nonemergency road service

 

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Manager
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us