• Semitruck blocked all lanes of SB I-5 in Tacoma on Tuesday morning

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    A semitruck blocked all lanes of SB I-5 and two lanes of NB I-5 inTacoma on Tuesday morning. The accident occurred near Yakima Avenue in the area of SR 16. All lanes reopened shortly after 10:15 a.m. 

    Traffic was diverted to South 38th Street and SR 16. 

    An early investigation showed that the semi was attempting to pass traffic and traveling too fast on the wet roadway approaching the curve. When it lost control, the container swung around blocking all lanes and collided with another vehicle.

    There are no injuries. 

    [ALSO READ: New semi tire chain inspections as WSDOT, WSP work to reduce Snoqualmie Pass closures]

    The barrier in the construction zone was damaged but is not blocking traffic. The semi was towed away. 

    Spilled diesel was also removed from northbound lanes. 


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