House on move blocks road

Published Apr 9, 2013 at 05:00AM

A house being moved along Oregon Highway 126 west of Redmond Sunday morning caused a roadblock.

Workers had hoisted the house off its foundation and loaded it onto a semi truck, said Sgt. Troy Gotchy of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. He said the house was going from Couch Market Road in Tumalo to Terrebonne.

Around 8:30 a.m. the truck stopped just before the bridge over the Deschutes River near Cline Falls State Scenic Viewpoint so the massive load could be raised and it could clear the guardrails. The house blocked traffic for about 45 minutes while the workers lifted the house and then eased it over the bridge.

Along its move the house also hit a number of mailboxes and road signs, Gotchy said. He said the hauler had a permit to move the house, but may have been on the road later in the day than the permit allowed.

— From staff reports

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