WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY


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Semi hauling Cape Perpetual Radio Tower leaves the road, down a ravine

6pm
A damage assessment is being conducted at the accident scene. According to reports the truck was driving along a road toward the summit when the shoulder of the road fell away causing the truck to slide off the road. The driver was not seriously hurt. The installation of the tower is part of the statewide upgrading of intergovernmental and emergency services communications. Officials
say the tower will also be a component in Willamette Valley Communications Center’s take over of the Lincom portion of Lincoln County 911 services later this year.

4:20pm
Latest report is that the Forest Service supervisor may be taking the trucker to a local hospital for an evaluation.

4:11pm
A US Forest Service supervisor has picked up the truck driver and is taking him out to a staging area. Again, reports are that the driver is not hurt.

3:55pm
Reports from the area indicate the truck is off a logging road, not on the main road to the top. It’s also reported that the driver is not hurt.

3:45pm
Emergency responders are headed for Cape Perpetura south of Yachats on a report that a semi, carrying a radio tower for the top of Cape Perpetua, has left the pavement in the Cape Perpetua area. Reports from the scene is that the semi went off the side of a logging road, not on the road to the top of the Cape.

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