Somebody should have thought they found a life hack round an inconvenient highway closure, Oregon officers reported.

A motorist eliminated a barricade and road closure sign from a highway shut by a landslide earlier than driving “immediately” into a big gap within the roadway, Tillamook County sheriff’s officers stated in a information launch.

Deputies and emergency crews responded to the automotive the wrong way up and on fireplace within the gap on Sandlake Street at 8:22 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, the sheriff’s workplace stated. The occupants had fled.

“This has been an ongoing downside, with individuals eradicating the boundaries and driving on the closed portion of the highway,” Deputy Ben Berger stated within the launch. “Clearly this can be very harmful.”

The proprietor of the crashed automotive known as 911 an hour after the crash to report it had been stolen earlier that morning from their residence about 5 miles away, deputies stated.

An investigation into the crash and reported theft is ongoing. Investigators ask anybody with data to name 503-815-3392.

“Isn’t this so loopy,” learn one touch upon the Fb submit by the sheriff’s workplace.

A contractor is scheduled to start work on the highway Jan. 29, based on the discharge. Public works officers requested individuals to cease eradicating barricades and indicators.

The highway is anticipated to reopen by the tip of March, officers stated.

Tillamook County is about 70 miles west of Portland.

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