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Black, black, black ice – EVERYWHERE! Even Walmart can’t get through it…

Jackknifed Walmart truck 25th at 101, westerly entrance.

Jackknifed Walmart truck
25th at 101, westerly entrance.

Walmart truck jackknifed at western entrance to Walmart.

Walmart truck jackknifed at western entrance to Walmart.

A semi-loaded to the gills with tasty bargains (no doubt) came in for a rather sideways landing Friday night at the western entrance to the Newport Walmart unloading dock. The driver said he started out from the Enterprise, OR distribution warehouse and had chains on the whole way. When he got to Lincoln City, reports were that 101 was clear all the way to Newport, so he took his chains off.

Ooops!

When he got close to Newport the roads started snowing/icing up and so when he tried to make the western entrance to the Newport Walmart, the downhill grade on 25th snagged him at the right turn into the parking lot and that was that.

A tow was ordered so that the truck could complete its delivery. Newport Police ordered that 25th from just beyond the main entrance to Walmart be closed due to black ice all the way down to Oceanview.

The driver said there was no damage to the truck.

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