Semi loses load on I-90, causing massive backup

Semi loses load on I-90, causing massive backup
Trooper J. Sevigney ‏
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According to Washington State Patrol, a semi hauling crushed cars was headed westbound on Interstate 90 on Wednesday when it swerved to avoid another car. Several of the crushed cars flew into the eastbound traffic and were hit by several oncoming vehicles, shutting down all lanes of eastbound traffic.

Washington State Patrol troopers report there were no serious injuries in the crash.

Crews were on scene directing traffic and getting debris cleared, however during the worst of the backup, folks were turning around and exiting the interstate using on-ramps.

Downtown traffic was impacted as folks looked for alternate routes, causing delays.

The interstate was re-opened around 3 p.m.