5:20pm A semi-truck has crashed on Highwy 101 at mile post 136, about a mile north of Yaquina Head. Driver is trapped in the cab with his foot jammed under the gas pedal. Northbound traffic is completely blocked. This wreck is going to take a long time to clear. A work-around alternate route is to go up Highway 229 from Toledo which joins Highway 101 just south of Lincoln City.
5:50pm Traffic has started moving northbound from the scene but it’ll be slow going for quite a while.
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