Truck with too many trailers blocks Highway 97 for hours

Truck and trailers block US 97 near Shaniko

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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