Semi spills diesel, 65,000 lbs. of rye pellets across road near Lookout Point Reservoir

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LANE COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A forest service road near Lookout Point Reservoir is closed until July 1 after a semi-truck flipped and spilled 65,000 pounds of rye pellets and 35 gallons of diesel fuel, according to officials.

Forest Service Road 6821, known as Northshore Road, parallels Oregon State Highway 58. It is closed after its intersection with Forest Service Road 5826 northwest of Westfir while authorities work to clear the spill.

Northshore Road is frequently used when there is an incident that closes the main highway. The road is narrow and has sharp corners and is not suitable for trucks or vehicles towing trailers over 25 feet, according to authorities.

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Daninoc

This could’ve been prevented if the driver was wearing a facemask....

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