Crashes, fire block all lanes of SR 18 for three hours

Nov 9, 2022, 6:54 AM | Updated: 10:12 am


A picture from the scene EB near the Issaquah / Hobart RD. Picture from Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson

Update 10:00 a.m.:

Shortly before 9 a.m., WSDOT tweeted that sweeper trucks were cleaning up the oil slick on the highway and tow trucks were en route to move the vehicles.

Both directions of SR 18 were back open by around 9:30 a.m.

Update 8:09 a.m.: 

New information about the crash has been released, with confirmation that a pickup truck traveling westbound went into the eastbound lane, hitting a semi and causing it to roll. The driver of the pickup sustained minor injuries and is in custody for a suspected DUI.


All lanes on State Route 18 between Interstate 90 and Issaquah-Hobart Road SE are closed after multiple crashes and a fire.

The westbound lanes near the Tiger Mountain Summit are closed, while all eastbound lanes east of Issaquah-Hobart Road SE are closed.

Box truck loses control, crashes into Seattle home

There is a semi engulfed in flames on eastbound SR 18, and two semis collided on the westbound lanes blocking traffic.

There is no estimate for when the roads will reopen.

Eastside Fire and Rescue is at the scene, and recommend State Route 169 to Cedar Grove Road as an alternate route.

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Crashes, fire block all lanes of SR 18 for three hours