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SR 18 blocked due to rollover collision of semi-truck Tuesday morning

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Eastbound SR 18 was blocked at the Green River bridge (map below) due to a since semi-truck rollover collision Tuesday morning, Mar. 19, 2024, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Traffic was diverted off of at Auburn/Black Diamond Road.

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This was a non-injury – yet very dramatic-looking – collision.

Here’s an update from WSDOT, posted at around 8:33 a.m.:

“There are lengthy travel delays behind the collision and along SR 167 as well.

“No estimated time for reopening the eastbound lanes, as you can see this will take a while to clear.

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“Westbound SR 18 is open.

“Emergency crews are diverting traffic off at SE Auburn-Black Diamond Rd.

“First responders are on scene assisting along with Department of Ecology who is handling a diesel spill. Our Bridge crews are on scene to assess the condition of the bridge once the semi-truck is removed.

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“Please use alternate routes if you can!”

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Photos courtesy Valley Regional Fire Authority

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