UPDATE | SEPTEMBER 8, 2016, 3PM
The Washington State Patrol reported that SR 18 was reopened between Issaquah Hobart Road and I-90 at 2:20PM after a four hour closure for the investigation of a serious collision that sent three people to local hospitals.
At 10:15AM, September 8, 2016, Eastside Firefighters said via social media that both directions of SR 18 were closed near I-90 due to a semi vs. vehicle accident that resulted in several injuries.
According to Twitter, the Snoqualmie Fire Department, along with Eastside Fire and Rescue, responded to the accident scene on eastbound SR 18 just west of I-90 around 10AM.
Fire crews requested that room be left for the rescue work, saying several injuries were involved with one possibly being serious.
The Washington State Patrol said the accident involved one semi and two pickup trucks, with the roadway fully blocked. Snoqualmie
Fire Chief Mark Correira said one of the injured persons had to extricated from a vehicle via hydraulic tools. Two people with non life-threatening injuries were taken to Overlake Hospital. One person with more severe injuries was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
WSP said drivers should expect long delays, with a detour set up on eastbound 18 at Issaquah Hobart Road. As of 11:45AM, there was still no ETA for fully re-opening SR 18.
Traffic cameras showed backups over Tiger Mt. shortly after the accident was reported. WSDOT said drivers should find alternate routes until the roadway is reopened.