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Highway 140 blocked in both directions by jack-knifed truck

The Oregon Department of Transportation said that the highway may not be open again until 5 p.m.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 3:35 PM
Updated: Jan 14, 2020 3:42 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For at least the second time in roughly 24-hours, Highway 140 has been blocked between White City and Klamath Falls in the midst of winter weather conditions.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) said that the roadway was blocked in both directions by a jack-knifed tanker truck. TrpCheck places the crash roughly west of Fish Lake and Big Elk Road.

It may be roughly 5 p.m. before the roadway is open once more, the agency said. Travelers are asked to wait until the highway is passable again before attempting the drive.

Currently chains are required on vehicles weighing or towing more than 10,000 pounds due to "white out" conditions along the route.

This is a developing story and will be updated with further details as they emerge.

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