Central Oregon DailyTruck with too many trailers blocks Highway 97 for hours

Truck with too many trailers blocks Highway 97 for hours

Truck with too many trailers blocks Highway 97 for hours

Truck and trailers block US 97 near Maupin
 

Highway 97 near Shaniko was closed for several hours Saturday after a semi that was allegedly hauling too many trailers tried to make a sharp right turn onto the highway and failed.

Oregon State Police say the crash happened at Bakeoven Road around 9:00 a.m.

OSP said the truck “was in violation of exceeding the number of trailers in tow” and couldn’t make the turn as a result. The semi ended up driving off the road and the trailer completely blocked Highway 97.

The truck also hit a power line, OSP said.

The driver was cited for exceeding the number of vehicles (trailers) in tow and failure to drive within the lane.

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Truck and trailers block US 97 near Maupin
(CREDIT: Oregon State Police)
 
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