Southwest Portland

Crane counterweight falls off truck, temporarily blocks I-5

Crane counterweight falls off truck, temporarily blocks I-5
ODOT crews removed the weight and cleared the scene at 1 p.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Southbound traffic backed up on Interstate 5 Wednesday afternoon after a 40,000-pound crane counterweight fell off a truck near the Rose Quarter, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.

No one was hurt.

ODOT said crews cleared the scene and reopened the freeway at around 1 p.m.