PACIFIC, Wash. — Multiple lanes of State Route 167 just south of Ellingson Road in Pacific are currently blocked due to what the Washington State Department of Transportation is calling a “major collision.”
The southbound lanes are fully blocked with traffic getting by in the right shoulder. The HOV and left lane were blocked northbound, but WSDOT announced that all northbound lanes had reopened around 5:30 p.m.
WSDOT said the closure is expected to last a while and suggests drivers use alternate routes and expect delays.
According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson, troopers learned that the crash happened when a semi truck tipped over while driving through a curve.
THIRD UPDATE: Collision SR 167 southbound at Ellingson Rd in Pacific.— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) February 17, 2023
SR 167 northbound lanes have reopened. The traffic backup is long, so expect delays as traffic clears.
Southbound still has all lanes blocked. Drivers should use alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/EOVbSVEjsA
🚨Update on the collision on 167🚨 troopers investigating the cause of the crash advised the semi tipped while driving through the curve of the roadway. The semi was overloaded which caused it to tip. ETA to open the roadway is 30min https://t.co/73U7l4wMQ3 pic.twitter.com/csP0hmZldz— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) February 17, 2023
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