Tualatin crews clean up storm debris
Tualatin work crews worked Wednesday morning to clean up debris – including downed trees – following last night's storm that brought heavy rains and wind. Numerous roads received high water, and earlier in the morning, the eastbound lanes of Borland Road were closed due to flooding with motorists who were headed west detoured along 61st Avenue (along the side of Meridian Park Medical Center), according to city officials.
However, by 10:45 a.m., Borland Road had been reopened.
Other roads that received high water last night included Tualatin-Sherwood Road, which was closed in both directions for a bit by Century Hotel; Herman Road between Tualatin Road and Teton Avenue and portions of Boones Ferry Road, according to Nic Westendorf of Tualatin's Public Works Department.
In addition, downed trees were reported on Herman Road and 125th Avenue, Chesapeake Drive and Natchez Street, Sagert Street and Tillamook Court and 57th Avenue and Calusa Loop. A 120-foot-tall fir tree fell on the sidewalk along Borland Rd near 61st Avenue.
"At the moment, all roads are open and with no trees or debris impeding traffic," Westendorf wrote in an email mid-morning on Wednesday. "We've got it all moved off the roadways (and) onto the shoulders to allow traffic to move about. We'll continue to clean up debris that was moved off the roads last night throughout the day today."
As of 11 a.m., the following traffic signals were still out and the city had installed 4-way stops at: Southwest Bridgeport Road and Hazel Fern (by Whole Foods), Southwest Bridgeport Road (by REI), Southwest Bridgeport Road and Lower Boones Ferry Road (near I-5) and Southwest Lower Boones Ferry Road (near Providence).
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