By NR Staff • 

Crash slows traffic on Highway 47 for hours

The Oregon State Police gave this account:

Shortly after 1 a.m., Earl Martin Junkert, 58, of McMinnville, northbound in a Mack truck, swerved to avoid a deer. His rig careened into a ditch, taking down several utility poles along the way.

The state Department of Transportation provided flaggers while a Portland General Electric crew went about installing and stringing new poles. Junkert, uninjured, was cited for failing to maintain a lane of travel.

Web Design & Web Development by LVSYS