Eastbound SR 18 near Auburn reopens after semi hits Green River Bridge

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AUBURN, Wash. — All eastbound lanes of State Route 18 near Auburn reopened Tuesday night more than 12 hours after a semitruck hit the Green River Bridge and rolled over.

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

The semitruck was the only vehicle involved in the crash. No one was hurt.

Traffic was being diverted off SR 18 at Southeast Auburn-Black Diamond Road.

The semi was carrying bottled water.

At 11:17 a.m., WSDOT said the semitruck was almost cleared from the bridge, but there was still a lot of debris to be removed and there was damage to the guardrail.

Around 7 p.m. Tuesday WSDOT announced eastbound SR 18 had completely reopened.