Jackknifed semi causes delays on SR-101 in Olympia
Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 12:24 pm
OLYMPIA, WA — A semi-truck pulling 30,000 pounds of seafood was in a jackknife accident Friday night along state Route 101, causing delays in Olympia, according to Trooper Robert Reyer with Washington State Patrol.
🚨Jackknifed semi in the right ditch on south SR-101 at Mud Bay Rd in @cityofolympia. Trailer loaded with 30,000 lbs of #seafood 🦞 🍤 🦑 Trailer axle assembly blocking right lane. Luckily, no injuries 👍 Expect #delays. Cleanup will take some time! #TrafficAlert @ThurstonCounty pic.twitter.com/2DTvLVgIJp
— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) June 26, 2021
The jackknifed semi came to a stop in a right-hand ditch on SR-101 southbound at Mud Bay Road and was reported at 8:38 p.m.
The trailer axle assembly was blocking the right lane, and an hours-long clearance time was projected by the trooper, citing logistical challenges getting the trailer upright again.
Traffic was diverted through the left lane as the right lane was alternately shut down and re-opened during clean-up.
No other information was reported.
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