The Oregon State Police (OSP) issued citations over the weekend after a truck hauling heavy equipment tried to make a sharp right turn and struck a power line, causing a lengthy road closure.
In an October 8 Facebook post from the official OSP page, troopers provided a brief summary of an incident that tied up traffic on Highway 97 in Wasco County.
On October 8, 2022, around 9:03 A.M., OSP Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on US 97 at Bakeoven Road. At the scene, it was determined a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) had attempted to make a sharp right turn from Bakeoven Road onto US 97. The CMV was in violation of exceeding the number of trailers in tow. The vehicle was unable to make the turn resulting in the CMV driving off the road, hitting a power line, and blocking both lanes of travel. Due to the broken power lines and the size of the CMV, the highway was shut down for several hours. The driver was cited for exceeding the number of vehicles (trailers) in tow and failure to drive within the lane.