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Multnomah County urges caution to drivers on Rocky Point Road in rainy weather.

PMG PHOTO: ANNA DEL SAVIO - Northwest Cornelius Pass Road was shut down in the summer of 2019 for long-awaited safety improvements. The narrow, windy road has been the site of a number of accidents over the years., South County Spotlight - News Despite earlier delays, conflict, Wildish Standard Paving is still the contractor  Cornelius Pass to close for months again this summerNorthwest Cornelius Pass Road was closed in the early morning of Monday, Jan. 4, after a tree fell across the road.

The downed tree was near the 'S curves' on the road, between Highway 30 and Northwest Skyline Boulevard.

The road was reopened by 9:30 a.m. after crews removed the downed tree, which was tangled in power lines, according to a Multnomah County spokesperson.

Northwest Rocky Point Road, a commonly used, unofficial detour route, was the site of multiple small landslides on Monday.

"The slides are contained off the road and are being monitored by our Road crews, but drivers should use caution on this rural steep road today," the county spokesperson, Mike Pullen, advised.

Northwest Newberry Road is the recommended detour route when Cornelius Pass is closed.


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