- Associated Press - Monday, January 13, 2014

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say a rock the size of a Volkwagen Beetle car fell onto Interstate 84 about a mile west of Hood River but no vehicles were hit.

Police say the giant rock blocked one lane of traffic Sunday afternoon. It took Oregon Transportation Department crews about two hours with heavy machinery to remove it.

Police say the boulder rolled off a bordering embankment in the Columbia Gorge, over a concrete barrier and landed in the right eastbound lane.

State police say motorists should be alert for the unexpected while driving in conditions like Sunday’s wet weather and high winds.