Fern Hill Road closed due to high water, gates in place

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Fern Hill Road flood gate mapFern Hill Road is closed to all traffic from Taylor Way to Geiger Road due to flooding. Travelers should avoid the area or use alternate routes.

The flood gates on Fern Hill Road are locked across the road. Do not bike or walk around the gates. Avoid travel 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.

It is illegal for motorists, pedestrians or bicyclists to move or travel around road-closure barricades. Violations carry fines of $260. To report someone moving or traveling around a barricade, call the Washington County Sheriff's Office nonemergency dispatch at 503-629-0111. 

To request help or report a road hazard:

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


Media Contact:

Heather Sturgill, Senior Communications Specialist/PIO