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Log truck crashes at Highway 99 and Enid Road in Eugene

Log truck crashes at Highway 99 and Enid Road in Eugene

Posted: Apr 26, 2021 9:15 AM
Updated: Apr 26, 2021 5:10 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – All lanes of Highway 99 are back open after a log truck crash shut down a northbound lane by the intersection of Highway 99 and Enid Road in Eugene on Monday.

While turning onto Enid Road, the truck clipped the curb, hit a power pole and tipped over onto its side, spilling logs onto the roadway, according to officials at the scene. The crash happened at 8:15 a.m.

Crews worked throughout the morning to flip the truck back over and remove the logs and other debris from the road.

Some businesses in the area reported losing power for a short time after the accident occurred.

"We lost power for just a quick second and our internet was down, our server was down so we were kind of out of service for about a half hour to 40 minutes, but we were able to get back up and running," said Sarah Johnstun, who works nearby at Ordell Construction.

KEZI also spoke to Erik Stolle who works at Ordell Construction as well.

"That intersection is extremely dangerous, especially trying to turn left on 99," Stolle said. "We've been saying that for quite some time. We probably need to have a signal lane there or something."

The driver suffered a minor scratch on his hand, but is otherwise unharmed, officials said.

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