Semi blocks Hwy 126 east of Mapleton

Semi blocks Hwy 126 east of Mapleton
Oregon DOT photo of recovery efforts on Highway 126 east of Mapleton

MAPLETON, Ore. - An overturned semi truck blocked Highway 126 east of Mapleton on Friday morning.

Oregon DOT closed the highway in both directions while the semi was removed. The highway opened at 2 p.m. Friday.

Motorists should plan an alternate route or delay travel to and from Florence until after noon, ODOT said.