Highway 26 reopens after tipped truck leaks diesel near Zigzag

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Driver suffered minor injuries

A semi truck tipped over on Hwy 26 near Zigzag, spilling fuel and causing detours, November 29, 2020 (KOIN)

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.”

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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.

A semi truck tipped over on Hwy 26 near Zigzag, spilling fuel and causing detours, November 29, 2020 (KOIN)

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