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Long armed excavator needed for rock slide

Posted June 9th, 2014 @ 11:10am

ODOT doesn't know when the Old Columbia River Highway east of Troutdale will reopen.  It was closed by a huge rock slide last week.  There's still a lot of loose rock on the hillside that hasn't come down.  A special high reach excavator is needed to pull the rock down and make the hillside safe for crews to work below.

Around 40 dump truck loads of rock have been removed.

Photo: KATU-TV

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