Overturned Apple Truck Creates 5-Mile Backup Over Tiger Mountain Monday Afternoon

The Washington State Patrol said a semi truck hauling a container full of apples overturned as it merged from westbound SR 18 to eastbound I-90 around 1PM Monday, June 22, 2015.

Luckily, the estimated 100,000 apples stayed in the overturned container, but diesel fuel did spill on the freeway ramp which required a WSDOT cleanup crew and the ramp to eastbound I-90 near Snoqualmie to be closed for over almost three hours, creating an estimated 5-mile back up on westbound SR 18 over Tiger Mountain.

The City of Snoqualmie encouraged drivers to use alternate routes until the cleanup was completed.

Crews had righted the overturned truck around 2:30PM and a tow truck was on the scene, but the fuel spill remained.  The Washington State Department of Transportation completed the clean up and re-opened the ramp by 3:45PM.

Except for the long westbound SR 18 backup, traffic at the busy freeway interchange appeared to be moving okay during the accident.

Overturned semi on EB I-90 ramp from SR 18, 6/22/15. Photo: City of Snoqualmie

Overturned semi on EB I-90 ramp from SR 18, 6/22/15. Photo: City of Snoqualmie

 

On ramp to EB I-90 from SR 18 was closed for fuel spill cleanup and overturned semi, 6/17/15

On ramp to EB I-90 from SR 18 was closed for fuel spill cleanup and overturned semi, 6/17/15

 

 

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