Crash blocks Cascade Lakes Highway

No injuries in 10-car wreck

Ten cars were involved in a wreck near Wanoga Sno-park late this afternoon that cut the flow of traffic between Bend and Mt. Bachelor.

The crash temporarily blocked both lanes of the Cascade Lakes Highway, said Peter Murphy, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation. One lane of the highway was open again after 15 minutes. Both were clear about an hour after the wreck.

“Only a few of (the vehicles) were towed,” he said.

Just before 5 p.m. Mt. Bachelor sent a message to users of its smartphone app saying Cascade Lakes Highway was completely blocked near Wanoga Sno-park. The notice also advised anyone driving toward town from the ski area to detour through Sunriver.

Murphy said no injuries were reported in the wreck, which Mt. Bachelor initially reported may have involved as many as 20 vehicles. Along with ODOT, Oregon State Police troopers, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies and other emergency medical crews responded to the crash.

-Bulletin staff report