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Boat slides off trailer, partially blocks Highway 101 in Newport

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 29th, 2013

Southbound traffic on U.S. Highway 101 in north Newport had to be diverted Saturday afternoon after a boat trailer broke and sent the boat flying across the highway. There were no injuries associated with the incident. (Courtesy photo)

Traffic on U.S. Highway 101 near the Agate Beach Best Western in north Newport was restricted Saturday afternoon when a 26-foot fiberglass fishing boat came off its trailer at the entrance to the hotel. The southbound lanes of Highway 101 were partially blocked for more than two hours until the boat could be loaded onto a flatbed truck and cleared from the roadway.

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