ODOT Closes Hwy 22 West Of Idanha Through End Of The Week.

ODOT advises that Hwy 22 will be closed to thru traffic from just west of Idanha to the junction with U.S. 20 (milepost 53-81) until Friday or Saturday of this week. This morning, ODOT was able to assess the damage and determined that it will take several days to remove contaminated soil and repair the road where a double tanker crashed Sunday morning spilling thousands of gallons of fuel. An area of roadway about 600 feet long needs to be completely excavated and rebuilt.
ODOT is working at the site along with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hazmat specialists Northwest Firefighters and a construction contractor working for ODOT.
Motorists traveling to and from the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon can use U.S. 20 and OR 126E as alternative routes.