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NW Newberry Road closed by landslide

NW Newberry Road is closed in the west hills near Linnton between US Highway 30 and NW Skyline Blvd. due to a landslide on the lower section of the road. The road is closed to through traffic, but local traffic may access the road up to either side of the slide.

This news release is available online.

January 18, 2017

NW Newberry Road closed by landslide

NW Newberry Road is closed in the west hills near Linnton between US Highway 30 and NW Skyline Blvd. due to a landslide on the lower section of the road. The road is closed to through traffic, but local traffic may access the road up to either side of the slide.

No timeline is available on how long the road will be closed. Landslides in hilly areas are more common after snow and ice events like those this month. For information on county roads, including emergency closures, visit www.multco.us/roads or MultCoRoads(link is external)on Twitter.

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Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter | facebook

SW Terwilliger Boulevard Sewer Project Update: January 13, 2017

Construction continues on an Environmental Services project to install 7,600 feet of an eight-inch sewer in Terwilliger Boulevard from SW Northgate Avenue to Highway 43. The new Terwilliger sewer will connect to the 30-inch Tryon Interceptor sewer, which carries sewage to the Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lake Oswego. This improvement to Portland’s wastewater collection system will help protect water quality, public health, and the environment.

SW Terwilliger Boulevard Sewer Project Update: January 13, 2017

Construction continues on an Environmental Services project to install 7,600 feet of an eight-inch sewer in Terwilliger Boulevard from SW Northgate Avenue to Highway 43. The new Terwilliger sewer will connect to the 30-inch Tryon Interceptor sewer, which carries sewage to the Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lake Oswego. This improvement to Portland’s wastewater collection system will help protect water quality, public health, and the environment.

For progress photos, additional information, and maps, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/swterwilliger.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • The snow storm has had a big impact on the region including our sewer construction zone on SW Terwilliger. Because of the snow and frozen temperatures the job site is not yet accessible (see photo).
  • Meanwhile, crews, in partnership with Clackamas County, will work to remove a fallen tree and brush in the construction zone.
  • Workers will also continue to monitor the job site each day to determine when conditions improve. A good indicator: when the snowmen and snowwomen start to melt, we expect we’ll be able to resume work!
  • Work may resume as soon as Tuesday, after the observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, please contact Ashley Tjaden, 503-823-5281.

Thank you for your cooperation during this important sewer project.

Ashley Tjaden
Community Outreach
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-823-5281
Email: Ashley.Tjaden@portlandoregon.gov

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News Release: Sewer overflow in forested area in southwest Portland off SW Shattuck Road today

Sanitary Sewage Release Advisory (this is not a combined sewer overflow [CSO] advisory): Sewer maintenance crews responded this afternoon to reports of sewage flowing from a manhole on a vacant lot on SW Shattuck Road near SW Hamilton Street. Field crews estimated that 5,000 gallons of sewage overflowed onto the ground and into a ditch. The ditch leads to Fanno Creek at SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

NEWS RELEASE: SEWER OVERFLOW IN FORESTED AREA IN SOUTHWEST PORTLAND OFF SW SHATTUCK ROAD TODAY

News Release from Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Posted on FlashAlert: January 17th, 2017 5:24 PM

Sanitary Sewage Release Advisory: (this is not a combined sewer overflow [CSO] advisory)

Sewer maintenance crews responded this afternoon to reports of sewage flowing from a manhole on a vacant lot on SW Shattuck Road near SW Hamilton Street. Field crews estimated that 5,000 gallons of sewage overflowed onto the ground and into a ditch. The ditch leads to Fanno Creek at SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Crews stopped the sewage flow at 3:40 p.m.

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Maintenance crews cleared a sewer line blockage to stop the sewage release, restored service, and posted warning signs in the areas accessible to the public.

As a precaution, the public is advised to avoid contact with Fanno Creek for at least 48 hours because of the possibility of increased bacteria in the water.

The City of Portland treats an average of 70 million gallons of wastewater each day. With the snow and ice melt, that volume is increasing. Over one-third of Portland's more than 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are over 80 years old. Pipes that fail or become blocked with grease, tree roots, and debris can cause sewage overflows. The sewage release in southwest Portland is not related to Portland's combined sewer overflow control system.

The Bureau of Environmental Services provides city residents with programs to protect water quality and public health, including wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.

Contact Info:
Diane Dulken at 503-823-6724 or email diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov