Overturned mobile home blocks traffic through downtown OC
Police and ODOT expect to have lanes cleared by Tuesday afternoon
Just before noon on Tuesday morning, a manufactured home overturned while trying to turn into Oregon City from Interstate 205, blocking the northbound lanes of Highway 99E.
Traffic was still inching through on one lane that the Oregon Department of Transportation created using flares in the southbound turning lane. But traffic backed up into Oregon City from the downtown onramp all the way up Singer Hill Road.
Delays were in excess of half an hour for many people trying to drive north on 99E from downtown Oregon City.
Doug's Mobile Home Services of Aurora received a $323 fine for operating unsafe equipment.
Oregon State Police Trooper Jason Lindland pointed to the manufactured home's rusty towing harness in making the citation.
Bud's Towing of Oregon City was working to clear the wreckage this afternoon.
'It looks worse than it is,' Lindland said. 'They should have this cleared up within a couple hours, but they're just working a hard as they can to get it up without turning it into kindling.'