South Jetty Road washes out

Contact(s): Lisa Romano, Paul Meznarich

A day after being reduced to a single lane, South Jetty Road south of Florence has been closed because of storm-related erosion. The closure begins at parking lot No. 5, about 5 miles west of the Highway 101 intersection.

The location of the wash out prevents access to the crab dock and the South Jetty.

Siuslaw National Forest engineers will be assessing the situation and determining when access can be reopened. As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the organization’s website at and its Facebook ( and Twitter ( accounts.