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Semi-truck rolls over on Green River Bridge, blocking SR 18 heading East

Mar 19, 2024, 7:47 AM | Updated: 11:20 am

Firefighters are responding to a semi-truck that rolled over after hitting the Green River Bridge, causing all eastbound lanes of State Route 18 near Auburn to be blocked.

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The crash was first reported by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday.

The semi-truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash. No injuries were reported while traffic is currently being diverted off SR 18 at Southeast Auburn-Black Diamond Road. According to Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Rick Johnson, no impairment is suspected as the driver reportedly fell asleep.

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As of 7 a.m., traffic was backed up three miles, according to KIRO 7.

“This might be a while folks,” WSDOT wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Contributing: KIRO 7

Frank Sumrall is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here and you can email him here.

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