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Photographs from Wednesday Snowslide on Highway 20 at Santiam Pass Area
01/09/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247
Pager: (503) 323-3195

Photograph link valid for 30 days - Source: Oregon State Police
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Oregon State Police troopers again assisted Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Wednesday with the Highway 20 closure at Santiam Pass caused by a large snowslides.
 
According to Senior Trooper Mike Brady, on January 8, 2008 at about 10:00 p.m. a westbound sport utility vehicle became stuck causing two commercial trucks behind it also having to stop and became stuck. Eastbound traffic including a tanker truck pulling a tanker trailer stopped and eventually it was covered by an additional slide. In total, eight commercial vehicles and one sport utility vehicle were trapped in the area until they were able to clear with the help of ODOT crews.
 
Questions regarding the snowslide problems in this area should be directed to ODOT.