Hood to Coast relay hitting Oregon highways this weekend

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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The Oregon Department of Transportation warns motorists to keep an eye out for Hood to Coast Relay participants and support vehicles this weekend.

An expected 20,000 runners and walkers are expected to travel along Oregon highways Friday and Saturday from the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood to Seaside.

ODOT is asking drivers to use caution when approaching or passing runners, walkers and support vehicles. Dangerous driving should be reported to Oregon State Police at 1-800-853-8412 or 911.

Westbound traffic on U.S. 26 near milepost 30 east of Sandy will be narrowed to one lane near the top of Cherryville Hill to make space for support vehicle parking.

For more information on the Hood to Coast Relay, visit its website at: www.hoodtocoast.com.