Friday February 28, 2020
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com

 

Oct-18-2007 10:29printcomments

Freeway Traffic South of Salem Halted

ODOT expects the crash to be cleaned up by early Thursday afternoon. Detour routes are being set up.


Salem-News.com

(SALEM, Ore.) - A tractor-trailer rig traveling south on Interstate 5 just south of Salem crashed at about 8:30 AM Thursday, temporarily blocking both southbound lanes of the freeway at milepoint 245.

Police say the tractor came to a stop on the shoulder guardrail, with its trailer blocking the outside "slow" lane of I-5. The crash punctured the fuel tank, and approximately 100 gallons of diesel has spilled. Most of the fuel has been contained by responding ODOT crews.

ODOT personnel on scene are flagging southbound traffic through one lane of the crash scene. There will be periodic closures of the freeway in this vicinity while the tractor is removed from the barrier and the trailer is towed away.

ODOT expects the crash to be cleaned up by early Thursday afternoon. Detour routes are being set up. No further information is available at this time. Source: Oregon Department of Transportation




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 October 17, 2007 | Articles for October 18, 2007 | Articles for October 19, 2007
Annual Hemp Festival & Event Calendar

Your customers are looking: Advertise on Salem-News.com!




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

Special Section: Truth telling news about marijuana related issues and events.