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UPDATED: Lanes of SR 16 near Wollochet reopen after rollover

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Feb. 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm with 3 Comments »
February 29, 2012 2:55 pm
Courtesy of WSP

UPDATED at 2:03 p.m.

Both lanes of westbound state Route 16 near Wollochet are blocked this afternoon because of a crash, the state DOT reports.

Drivers are getting around the scene using the right shoulder.

Emergency responders are on the scene.

The Washington State Patrol reports that a utility truck rolled over. The crash should be cleared shortly, trooper Guy Gill tweeted just after 2 p.m.

UPDATED at 2:53 p.m.

All lanes have reopened.

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  1. Here we go again! Now how do you have a rollover on a straight highway?

    Oh my! Could it possibly be!! Maybe speed? Maybe changing lanes too often and too fast, just to get a cars length ahead of someone else?

    Could it be someones refusal to properly merge, while another was refusing to give up “his” freeway, or speeding up to prevent a merging vehicle from getting in front?

    No doubt one more case of grown adults driving their vehicles the way five year old kids behave!

  2. Oh I suppose it could be said the possibility exists for mechanical failure of some sort….but then, machines never have been able to maintain themselves have they?

    Of course, even IF it were caused by mechanical failure, you dont rollover unless you are going too fast with your head in the clouds, get surprised and rudely awakened, and over-correct.

  3. Is this a daily event? Maybe just a daily story in TNT.

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