One Lane Reopen After Portland Landslide Closed Interstate (Photos)

11 12 2015
Maintenance personnel look at a large sinkhole on Kane Drive in Gresham, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Torrential rains pummeled parts of the Pacific Northwest early Wednesday, causing mudslides and flooding roads. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Maintenance personnel look at a large sinkhole on Kane Drive in Gresham, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Torrential rains pummeled parts of the Pacific Northwest early Wednesday, causing mudslides and flooding roads. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

One lane on the main highway connecting Washington and Oregon was reopened Thursday evening after it was closed due to a major landslide.

The landslide which covered Highway 30 just south of the St. Johns Bridge in Portland was caused by heavy rains brought by a major Northwest storm.

The storms have caused rivers to burst their banks and roads to close.

At least two people were killed in the Pacific Northwest due to the storm.

The National Weather Service also was checking reports of a possible tornado touching down in southwest Washington on Thursday.

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A Hiker Fell Into Mount St. Helens Crater

16 02 2010

A hiker fell 500 feet into the crater of Mount St. Helens volcano Monday afternoon.

He was standing about 5 feet from the edge when the cornice of snow gave way and he fell into the crater.

Anyway he did not fall completely down to the crater bottom.

The rescue team had to stop trying to get to the hiker Monday night because of the darkness, air turbulence and falling rocks.

They believe the hiker is still alive and hope that they will be able to save him.

Mount St. Helens is an active volcano.

An active volcano is a volcano that usually erupts.

There are about 800 active volcanoes around the world.

It is located in Skamania County, Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA.

The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcano Arc.

On May 18, 1980 there was a big eruption at Mount St. Helens that destroyed nearly 150 square miles of forest and killed 57 people.








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