40,000 pound counterweight falls on I-5

A 40,000-pound crane counterweight fell on I-5, June 19, 2013 (Courtesy: ODOT)
A 40,000-pound crane counterweight fell on I-5, June 19, 2013 (Courtesy: ODOT)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 40,000 pound crane counterweight fell off a truck on southbound I-5 near the Rose Quarter, closing that section of the highway for about an hour.

At this time, there is no information on how the counterweight fell off the truck.

The crane was cleared and traffic resumed normally around 1:45 p.m.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as soon as possible.

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