Boulder, Then Collisions Close I-90
Posted: 3:01 am PDT May 12, 2009Updated: 1:05 pm PDT May 12, 2009
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. --
Eastbound Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass was closed for a time Tuesday morning because of numerous collisions involving 30 vehicles, troopers told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.
The closure came just after all eastbound lanes of I-90 near North Bend were cleared following the crash of a boulder onto the road. The eastbound lanes were closed for nearly six hours.
The boulder with a radius of about three feet came crashing down at about 1:30 a.m. five miles west of the Snoqualmie Pass summit at milepost 34.
The KIRO 7 assignment desk talked with Washington State Patrol Trooper McDonald, who said the giant boulder was in the eastbound lanes when the driver of a milk truck slammed into it.
The truck was not carrying milk at the time, but the crash caused the truck to leak oil and fuel.
The driver suffered minor injuries.
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