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Highway 26 reopened after downed tree blocked road for hours

The road was closed for a couple hours Tuesday afternoon.
Credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office
Downed tree closes Highway 26 west of Banks on Oct. 8

BANKS, Ore. — Highway 26 has reopened to traffic after after a downed tree closed both directions about five miles west of Banks.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office tweeted about the closure shortly after 2 p.m. The highway remained closed as crews worked to clear the road.

Traffic was detoured onto Highway 47 to Fisher Road, then back to Highway 26.

Banks Fire District said a storm that moved through the area knocked the tree down.

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Credit: ODOT
Map of Highway 26 traffic closure