Logs in highway cause 3 hour road closure

Highway 101 in Nehalem was closed over 3 hours Wednesday morning when a loaded log trailer partially broke apart

Highway 101 in Nehalem was closed over 3 hours Wednesday morning when a loaded log trailer partially broke apart causing the logs to fall onto the road. No citations were issued following an Oregon State Police trooper’s investigation.

According to Trooper Jace Hall, on June 27, 2012 at approximately 6:25 a.m. a 2003 Kenworth truck pulling a loaded log trailer driven by Jac Stocker, from Astoria, was turning left onto Highway 101 from “H” Street when the rear part of the trailer snapped loose. The back half of the trailer broke free and the load of logs partially fell onto the road.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Manzanita Department of Public Safety, and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District.