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Part of Hwy 97 blocked after semi crashes near Biggs Junction

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Photo Courtesy: Oregon State Police Photo Courtesy: Oregon State Police
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OREGON, -- One southbound land is open along Highway 97 as crews work to clean up overturned commercial vehicles after a semi rolled over Tuesday morning.

Oregon State Police say it happened 13 miles south of Biggs Junction at approximately 6:45 AM. They say a semi truck was pulling three box trailers southbound on Highway 97. The truck traveled off into a ditch on the west side of the highway. The driver over-corrected, and as the truck and trailers came back onto the road, the truck and first two trailers overturned onto their side blocking the highway.

The semi driver suffered minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital. All lanes were blocked about 90 minutes before one lane was opened.

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