City of Salem – 12/23/21 5:00 PM
Salem, Ore. — UPDATE: Due to continued safety concerns, it is estimated that River Road could remain closed for approximately 7-10 days. The small section of the hillside is still unstable and could pose a substantial safety risk to anyone on the road below. With snow and freezing temperatures expected in the Salem area beginning Christmas Day and into next week, cleanup of the rockslide along River Road S may not be safe until weather conditions improve.
Continued maintenance of detour routes around River Road S. will be a priority during the weekend and until repairs can safely be made.