PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A tipped-over semi-truck hauling diesel fuel closed Highway 26 for most of the day Sunday. Officials re-routed travelers near Zigzag and a Hazmat crew responded to the scene, the Hoodland Fire District said Sunday afternoon.
The truck tipped over and began leaking diesel fuel in the 69000 block of Highway 26 around 5:20 a.m. Sunday. All lanes of Highway 26 were closed at that point and a Gresham Fire Department hazmat team arrived.
Authorities said that as of 3 p.m. “Highway 26 remains closed and traffic is being detoured around the scene as private crews continue to clean up the scene.”
The detour took travelers on single lane county roads and has caused about a 45 minute traffic backup.
As of 8 p.m., the highway was reopened.
The truck driver was taken to an area hospital to be checked out for minor injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.