Hwy 22 Closed

(Courtesy: Oregon State Police)

IDANHA, OR (KPTV) - Highway 22 reopened near Idanha on Friday night, after a double-tanker truck crash shut it down all week.

The crash occurred Sunday morning, causing fuel to spill from two tanks.

After cleanup efforts on Sunday and Monday, it was determined a lengthy closure would be necessary to remove contaminated soil and repair the road.

A 600-foot section of road needed to be excavated, with contaminated materials removed, before it could then be rebuilt.

The Oregon Department of Transportation closed the highway between Idanha and the junction with Highway 20, covering mileposts 53 to 81.

Highway 20 and Highway 126E were used as alternative routes for most traffic traveling between the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon.

On Friday night, ODOT reported that the highway would reopen to all traffic by 9:45 p.m.

The truck driver sustained minor injuries in the crash.

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