A sudden and powerful hailstorm caused multiple crashes and minor injuries on Interstate 5 south of Salem Tuesday, according to Oregon State Police troopers.
Between noon and 1 p.m., troopers responded to eight reported crashes. Several minor injuries were reported.
The accidents happened at about the same time that a tornado ripped through the city of Aumsville, damaging dozens of buildings. Full coverage: Tornado tears through Aumsville.
Troopers warned drivers to monitor developing weather and road conditions and slow down.
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