Updated-Traffic Alert: Snoqualmie Parkway closed at SR202 due to jack-knifed semi

UPDATE 11:32 AM: Railroad Avenue and Snoqualmie Parkway are open

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UPDATE: According to Washington State Patrol PIO Trooper Rick Johnson, the Snoqualmie PD asked for assistance for the collision due to the logging truck being involved.

The logging truck was making the turn onto the Parkway and the axle on the trailer broke which caused the trailer to roll and lose logs. One car was hit by logs and the driver sustained possible a broken wrist but nothing major. Another car was hit by a sign that was knocked down. The WSP commercial vehicle troopers are inspecting the logging truck.

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ORIGINAL STORY

Valley commuters: Avoid the area of Railroad Avenue and Snoqualmie Parkway at milepost 26 due to an accident at the intersection.

Snoqualmie Parkway is closed at SR 202 while a semi-truck accident is under investigation. This closure is expected to last several hours.

This accident is blocking all lanes of traffic. The State Patrol is on the scene.

An adult male was transported to Overlake Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck is fine.

King County Metro 208 rerouted Friday morning due to the road closure.

This post will be updated when more information is available

Comments

  1. This is exactly what I was talking about in the comment section of “Op-Ed: Is regional trucking placing an unfair burden on Snoqualmie?” These trucks are dangerous and I know from personal tragic circumstances that they lose their loads and pedestrians can get killed (not to mention other drivers). These trucks are not appropriate on the Parkway especially now that we have an elementary school directly on the Parkway. Just look at that spilled load…

    • That’s what she said Dave. You probably shouldn’t get in a car and drive, because of fear. Give Inslee a high five for me as you leave his office.

  2. Ryan Harrison says

    You are far more likely to be hit and injured by a regular automobile than a “scary” truck. Clearly this is the only route to HWY 18/I-90. You could never use Railroad Avenue through downtown. The falls hill used to be closed to trucks because it’s sliding away but somehow it’s cured. Unfortunate accidents happen and this is one of them. I’m glad nobody was seriously injured and I hope the parties in have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

  3. When I was still on the job at this exact same location a logging truck came around the corner and the reach broke.

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