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Semi hauling shredded paper crashes, spills load onto interstate

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Semi truck hauling shredded paper crashes along I-5 Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Oregon Dept of Transportation photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. — A semi trailer rolled on an Interstate 5 on-ramp early Wednesday morning, spilling a load of shredded paper across the roadway.

The Oregon Dept. of Transportation closed the Columbia Boulevard on-ramp to I-5 southbound while crews work to clear the paper and tipped trailer.

ODOT hopes to have one lane of the on-ramp back open by 6 a.m.

No word on what caused the crash.


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