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CLEARED: Overturned semi blocking off-ramp to northbound I-705 in Tacoma

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 15, 2013 at 7:25 am with No Comments »
July 15, 2013 12:31 pm

A collision on northbound Interstate 705 in Tacoma is blocking the off-ramp to City Center, the state Department of Transportation reports.

The accident occurred about 7:15 a.m. at milepost 133 near state Route 7/Pacific Avenue.

Trooper Guy Gill said no one was injured but it’s unclear how long the off-ramp to City Center will remain blocked.

UPDATE as of 8:12 a.m.: WSDOT reports that the northbound Interstate 5 exit to I-705 in Tacoma will stay closed through “at least” the morning as crews work to clear sheetrock from the road that fell off the overturned semi.


UPDATE as of 9:46 a.m.: The State Patrol says the road should be cleared about 10:45 a.m.

UPDATE as of 12:29 p.m.: All lanes are clear and the off-ramp has reopened.

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