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JANUARY 2023 Arizona Slide at MP 312

We will continue to update citizens here and through our Facebook page as there is information available from ODOT.

1/13/2023 (3:30 p.m.) - ODOT  announced one-lane of Highway 101 at the Arizona Slide  MP 312 is open to all traffic as of 3:30 p.m. 1/13/2023.  Crews will flag vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic through the temporary lane - approximately 200 yards.

Please continue to check with tripcheck.com before you travel and be prepared that weather could cause delays or closures. 

Please travel at a slower rate of speed and watch for crew workers and flaggers.

AGAIN, it is still recommended to use the Alternate Route of accessing the I-5 corridor until this area is repaired and closures are not a possibility.

IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED to use the one lane USDA Forest Service Roads for RV’s, Commercial Vehicles, and Trucks hauling Trailers.



1/13/2023 (9:00 a.m.) -  CURRENTLY NOT OPEN.
We will update you as soon as information is received. We remain hopeful that one lane at the Arizona Slide will open today (Friday). While this is still dependent on weather, and activity is being closely monitored.
PLEASE continue to check with tripcheck.com before you travel and be prepared that weather could continue the closure. Drivers should expect delays and travel at a slower rate of speed though this area.

AGAIN, it is still recommended to use the Alternate Route of accessing the I-5 corridor until this area is repaired and closures are not a possibility.
IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED to use the one lane USDA Forest Service Roads for RV’s, Commercial Vehicles, and Trucks hauling Trailers.



1/12/2023 (1:30 p.m.) - PLEASE READ THIS FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
ODOT is hopeful that one lane of The January 2023 Arizona Slide will reopen Friday afternoon. This is still dependent on weather and rain fall that could disrupt and delay workers and equipment. ODOT is closely monitoring the landslide and are watching for any more activity.
“We’re hopeful the weather cooperates and we can get the temporary lane finished and open by Friday afternoon,” said Glen Pederson, ODOT district manager. “We know how critical U.S. 101 is for access to local essential services, and we thank south coast residents for their patience this week.”
PLEASE check with tripcheck.com before you travel and be prepared that weather could continue the closure. Drivers should expect delays and travel at a slower rate of speed though this area.
Further, it is still recommended to use the Alternate Route of accessing the I-5 corridor until this area is repaired and closures are not a possibility.
IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED to use the one lane USDA Forest Service Roads for RV’s, Commercial Vehicles, and Trucks hauling Trailers.
Below are photos from Tripcheck.com with the “Warning and Strong Discouragement" of using these roads for anything outside of local traffic. When you click on the “Caution Sign” it reads: This roadway is NOT maintained for winter travel. THIS ROADWAY IS NOT AN ALTERNATE ROUTE when other roadways close due to weather events such as snow or landslides. Expect snow, down trees, and rockfall from November to May. This section of roadway is extremely difficult to navigate during inclement weather. This route provides single lane travel with occasional turnouts. Trailers or RVs are discouraged from use all year. Cell phone service is very limited to unavailable along this route.


1/11/2023 (11:00 am) - Please join us today at 3:00 p.m. on Facebook for a LIVE Update with Commissioner Alcorn.
There are many meetings happening with all jurisdictions and supply chains to minimize the impact on County Residents.
MP 312: ODOT is continuing to monitor the slide. The expected rain over the next several days may impact the slide movement.

BUSINESSES: The Curry County Emergency Management Team has contacted most businesses to confirm their distributors have plans to use the I-5 detour. Some services are significantly impacted due to employees living on the opposite side of the slide. The CCCEMTeam is working closely with the state to present solutions for these employees. PLEASE contact your city hall if you are unable to travel to work due to the slide.

MEDICAL: If you cannot travel to a medical appointment due to the slide, please contact your provider to identify alternate locations for treatment. If you have a reoccurring appointment and your provider is unable to provide an alternate location for treatment, please contact your city hall to request county and state support.

DETOUR: PLEASE use the ODOT recommended alternative route. We ask that citizens do not take risks on "back County roads". Signage has been placed throughout the region alerting drivers that there is a slide and the recommended route is to access I-5.

BE PREPARED: Please monitor the weather and resupply your emergency kits as needed. If you experience a power outage, please contact Coos Curry Electric. You can check their Facebook page as they typically post their outages there and have a phone number posted for outage calls.


1/10/2023  (10:00 am) - Commissioner Brad Alcorn will give a LIVE UPDATE on channel 12 KDRV today at 11:40 am.

1/10/2023  (8:30 am) - This is still an active slide site and there is not an estimated date of opening.  The only alternative route that we are recommending for Gold Beach and Brookings residents to go to Coos Bay or any destination north of MP 312 is Hwy 101 south to Hwy 199 to access the I-5 corridor.  For residents of Langlois and Port Orford that must travel south of MP 312, please go north via Hwy 101 to Hwy 42 to access the I-5 corridor.  
PLEASE REMEMBER that the I-5 corridor is a higher elevation and during winter storms can be impacted by snow conditions.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to always check your route on 
https://tripcheck.com/ to ensure that your chosen alternative route is open and available.
PLEASE do not take unfamiliar mountain routes that you have not traveled before that are not recommended by Law Enforcement Agencies or the Curry County Emergency Management Team.

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For more information please contact Monica Ward, Curry County Emergency Management Director, at wardm@co.curry.or.us or (541) 247-3208.

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