Astoria Bridge closed due to crash as winds gust to 101 mph

Astoria Bridge closed due to crash as winds gust to 101 mph
A semi overturned on Megler Bridge in Astoria Monday morning.

ASTORIA, Ore. - A semi overturned on The Astoria-Megler Bridge between Oregon and Washington on Monday morning amid a fierce wind storm.

A wind gauge in nearby Megler atop a tower at 1,200 feet reported a gust to 101 mph during the height of the storm, while Astoria reported a simulatenous gust of 92 mph, although officials said it wasn't immediately clear whether strong winds were the sole factor in the crash.

Authorities closed the bridge at each end and it's expected to remain closed through at least 4 p.m. as DOT officials are awaiting the winds to die down before sending out a tow truck.