Overturned truckload of tuna rolls blocks OR road



McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a big rig hauling 22 tons of valuable tuna rolls overturned, blocking a highway southwest of Portland for six hours.

The refrigerator truck rolled onto its side Thursday morning as driver Mark Siroshton of Vancouver, Wash., was making a turn from Oregon Highway 18 onto northbound Highway 99W in McMinnville. Police said he was driving for Portland-based Aladdin Transportation. He was not injured.

The Columbian reports that Lt. Gregg Hastings said the cold load of tuna was bound for Seattle, and then for Japan.

Heavy equipment was brought in to lift the tractor and trailer back onto their wheels. Officials say the refrigerator system kept running to keep the tuna fresh.