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Category: Pierce County

March
18th

CLEARED: Collision blocking lanes on northbound SR 161 in South Hill

UPDATE as of 8:23 a.m.: All lanes are now open.

INITIAL POST: A collision on northbound state Route 161 just south of 176th Street East in South Hill is blocking all northbound lanes, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. at milepost 21.

State troopers and paramedics are on scene.

Feb.
17th

CLEARED: Crash blocking lanes of eastbound Tacoma Narrows bridge

UPDATE as of 5:08 p.m. All lanes have been cleared, according to WSDOT.

UPDATE as of 5:04 p.m. The left HOV lane is blocked, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: A crash on the eastbound Tacoma Narrows bridge is blocking the two left lanes of the roadway, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The crash happened at 4:45 p.m. State Patrol and emergency responders are at the scene.

Further details were not immediately available. Check back for updates.

Feb.
6th

CLEARED: Crash on southbound I-5 at 54th Ave E in Fife causing backup

UPDATE as of 5 p.m. All lanes are cleared, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: A crash on southbound Interstate 5 at 54th Street East in Fife is causing a backup, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The HOV lane is blocked, and emergency responders are on the scene, WSDOT officials said at 3:30 p.m.

The crash happened at 3:15 p.m.

Jan.
30th

CLEARED: Eastbound SR 302 blocked at 118th Ave NW

UPDATE: All lanes are clear, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: State Route 302 is blocked eastbound at 118th Avenue Northwest and a detour is in place, according to the state Department of Transportation.

A collision about 4:30 p.m. blocked the roadway, department officials said.

The State Patrol is on the scene.

Jan.
28th

CLEARED: Tree and power lines blocking state Route 706 in both directions by Ashford, near Kernahan Road East

UPDATE as of 5 p.m. All lanes are cleared, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: A tree and power lines are blocking both directions of state Route 706 at mile 10.5 near Kernahan Road East, on the edge of Ashford, according to the state Department of Transportation.

A PUD crew is on the scene. No detour is available.

The blockage was reported about 2:15 p.m., according to WSDOT.

Jan.
27th

UPDATE: All lanes of SR 162 open again after overnight crash

9:30 a.m. update: All lanes of state Route 162 have reopened.

Earlier post: An overnight crash blocked state Route 162 at South Prairie Creek for more than two hours.

The incident occurred around 3 a.m., and the highway was closed till 5 a.m. as the Washington State Patrol and emergency crews responded.

The Department of Transportation says traffic is now alternating through one lane at the scene. Puget Sound Energy crews are on site, repairing a power pole damaged in the crash.


We will update this post when more information is available.

Jan.
23rd

CLEARED: Single-car crash near SR 512 causing backup on southbound SR 167

UPDATE as of 4:15 p.m. All lanes are clear, but there is still a 4 mile backup, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: A car that left the roadway and crashed on the ramp from southbound state Route 167 to westbound state Route 512 is causing backups on southbound SR 167, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The left lane of the ramp was blocked, and there was a 4 mile backup as of about 2:30 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

The driver was taken to the hospital with series injuries after the crash, which happened about 12:30 p.m., according

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