Fern Hill Road reopens after flooding

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 29, 2018

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division
Fern Hill Road

Fern Hill Road has reopened to all traffic. The road was closed from Taylor Way to Geiger Road, using Washington County's new manual-locking flood gates, from Jan. 27-29 due to flooding.

Travelers should be aware of water on roads. Six inches is enough to cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle. If a roadway is covered in water, turn around, don't drown.

To request help or report a road hazard:

  • Call 9-1-1 (life-threatening emergency).
  • Cal 503-629-0111 (after hours, non-emergency).
  • Call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or e-mail wc-roads@co.washington.or.us (during business hours).
  • Submit an online request for non-emergency road service.
  • Call Clean Water Services at 503-847-8100 to report flooding in urban unincorporated areas (outside of cities).

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