Friday August 14, 2020
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com

 

Jan-05-2009 10:34printcomments

Truck Crashes Halt Traffic on Interstate 84 for 3 Hours (PHOTOS)

Jackknife crashes affect Interstate 84 eastbound traffic for 3 hours east of Mosier.

Semi crash on I-84 in Oregon, 1-5-09
Photos courtesy: Oregon State Police

(MOSIER, Ore.) - Police say Interstate 84 eastbound lanes were closed about three hours Monday morning east of Mosier following multiple ice-related commercial truck crashes including a jackknifed set of double trailers at the Memaloose Rest Area.

Highway conditions were icy; state troopers say this was caused by freezing rain on top of packed snow.

A commercial truck pulling two semi-trailers was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 72 when the rear trailer started sliding on ice, according to Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Michael Holloran.

He says the driver, 52-year old James T. Leek of Vancouver, Washington, attempted to regain control but all vehicles began to slide sideways and jackknife.

The rear trailer rolled on its side onto the center median, and the truck and first trailer came to a stop across the eastbound lanes and shoulder.

The eastbound lanes were closed to avoid further problems and traffic was re-routed through Memaloose Rest Area with help of ODOT sanding equipment.


Holloran says that as the jackknifed vehicles were being removed by a tow company, four unchained commercial trucks slid into each other near milepost 71.

"The second incident completely closed eastbound lanes for an hour as another OSP trooper helped get the trucks chained up and moving."

The first incident near the rest area was cleared and vehicles moved onto the eastbound shoulder so all lanes could be opened around 8:00 AM, Holloran said.




Comments Leave a comment on this story.
Name:

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.


[Return to Top]
©2020 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.


Articles for January 4, 2009 | Articles for January 5, 2009 | Articles for January 6, 2009
Donate to Salem-News.com and help us keep the news flowing! Thank you.


Tribute to Palestine and to the incredible courage, determination and struggle of the Palestinian People. ~Dom Martin

googlec507860f6901db00.html
The NAACP of the Willamette Valley

Sean Flynn was a photojournalist in Vietnam, taken captive in 1970 in Cambodia and never seen again.