KING COUNTY, WA — A vehicle collision early Wednesday morning damaged the concrete barrier on a state Route 167 offramp near Auburn, according to Washington State Department of Transportation.
We need to fix the concrete barrier damaged from this collision today and will close this ramp again tonight. Details⬇️
🚫Southbound SR 167 off-ramp to westbound SR 18
⌚️Tonight @ 10pm – 5am Thurs., Aug. 26
✅Detour via SB SR 167 to EB SR 18 to C St. to WB SR 18 https://t.co/ICfotQmwXc
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) August 25, 2021
The accident took place on the SR-167 southbound offramp to state Route 18 westbound. It was first reported by WSDOT at 1:40 a.m.
The ramp was blocked for several hours as motorists were instructed to take alternate routes.
By 12:19 p.m., WSDOT announced the ramp would remain closed the rest of the day and overnight until 5:00 a.m. Thursday.
For the time being, motorists were encouraged to detour using SR-167 southbound to SR-18 eastbound, then C Street back to SR-18 westbound.
No details have been shared on the circumstances behind the crash.
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