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News: Rollover semi crash prompts hazmat concern on I-5 in Olympia-Tumwater area

by | Oct 17, 2023 | Accidents in the News |

THURSTON COUNTY, WA — A semi-truck reportedly transporting corrosive substances overturned Monday night, closing part of Interstate 5 near Tumwater, reports KOMO News.

The incident occurred at milepost 103, near Custer Way, and was first reported by the Washington State Department of Transportation at about 10:40 p.m.

No injuries were immediately reported, but the Washington State Patrol indicated that Washington State Department of Ecology crews were called to the area to determine whether the rollover may have caused a hazmat situation.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 remained closed in both directions for an extended time during the evaluation and removal of the wreckage.

All northbound lanes were restored to traffic by 7:25 a.m., but motorists were warned of lingering backups during the commute.

No further details have been shared at this time.

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