CANNON BEACH — Indian Beach at Ecola State Park is closed until further notice because of damage to the access road, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced.

Above-average rainfall caused erosion under Ecola State Park Road where it travels over Canyon Creek, making the road unsafe. The storm also washed out trail access to Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area, just south of Ecola.

On Saturday, 2.78 inches of rain drenched Astoria, compared to the normal .38 inches, the National Weather Service reported.

A high surf advisory is in effect from noon to midnight Tuesday for southwest Washington and the north Oregon Coast.

A west and northwest swell of 19 to 22 feet with a dominant period around 13 seconds will impact the coastline. The strongest seas are expected Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service advises people to avoid walking on jetties, rocks and coastal cliffs as waves may rise unexpectedly and sweep people into the turbulent and frigid waters.

A high surf advisory means the high surf will affect beaches in the area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

Meanwhile, Lewis and Clark Road at milepost 8 will be closed during business hours this week while Clatsop County Road Department crews clear debris following a landslide Saturday night.

Heavy rain caused the ground to slide and trees to fall from the steep slopes surrounding Lewis and Clark Road. Crews closed one lane Saturday night, and removed 120 yards of material from the roadway.

On Monday morning, crews returned to safely remove six alder trees and other debris from the side of the road.

The road is open to local access, but will be closed to through traffic between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The closure is expected to last until Friday.


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