Semi-truck falls into sinkhole on Hwy 22; long-term closure expe - KPTV - FOX 12

Semi-truck falls into sinkhole on Hwy 22; long-term closure expected

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: Oregon Department of Transportation Courtesy: Oregon Department of Transportation
Courtesy: Oregon Department of Transportation Courtesy: Oregon Department of Transportation
Courtesy: Oregon Department of Transportation Courtesy: Oregon Department of Transportation
YAMHILL COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Department of Transportation has closed a section of Oregon Route 22, Three Rivers Highway, near Dolph Junction in Yamhill County, after a semi-truck fell into a sinkhole early Tuesday morning. 

ODOT arrived on the scene around 12:30 a.m. It took crews about three hours to pull the truck out.

Officials said the driver was not seriously hurt. 

ODOT officials are not sure if the truck caused the sinkhole or if the sinkhole was there before the driver fell into it. 

The erosion reaches both lanes of the highway and officials said the road will need to be rebuilt before it can reopen.

Drivers can use Oregon Route 18 as an alternate route.  

Copyright 2015 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.