Rolled Semi Truck Causing Backups By I-5/SR 512 Interchange

LAKEWOOD, WA — Troopers say a semi truck rollover is causing some significant traffic delays for drivers on I-5 and State Route 512 Monday morning.

(C) Washington State Patrol No injuries were reported in the crash.

According to Washington State Patrol’s Robert Reyer, the semi rolled on the ramp from westbound 512 to southbound I-5. The driver was uninjured, and no other cars were involved, but the process of removing the totaled vehicle is causing road closures and backups throughout the area. The on ramp has been fully closed, and drivers are being cautioned to expect backups and stoppages in the area.

#UPDATE – The ramp is now fully blocked for the tow truck ?

Expect delays! — Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) October 11, 2021

This is the second major road closure in Pierce County Monday morning. The first, a car crash on SR-7 in Parkland, fully closed that roadway and put a driver in the hospital.


2Car #collision on SR-7 at 121st St S in #Parkland. Troopers, @PierceSheriff, and @CentralPierce at the scene. One driver in serious condition & transported to a local hospital.

SR-7 is fully blocked in both directions ?

Expect delays/use alternate routes #TrafficAlert

— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) October 11, 2021

SR-7 has since been fully reopened.

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