NB I-405 in Bellevue open again after semi flips, splits in two

Bellevue Fire Dept.

BELLEVUE, Wash. - A flipped semi-truck blocked all lanes traffic on Northbound Interstate 405 in downtown Bellevue Wednesday morning.

At one point, traffic was backed up for at least 7 miles.

The main roadway was reopened around 9:30 a.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation says. The off-ramp to Northeast 4th and Northeast 8th Streets will remain closed to clear debris.

The truck overturned a bit after 5 a.m. at the Northeast Fourth Street exit. The crash split the semi-truck into two pieces.

The driver told officials that he lost control due to slick conditions.

The driver's back trailer crashed into support beams on an overpass at I-405 and Main Street.

No one was hurt and no structural damage was reported on the support beams, the Washington State Patrol says.

The semi-truck has been towed and cleanup crews have removed a fuel and oil spill from the roadway.

There is no estimate yet for when the off-ramps will be open, Washington State Patrol says.

Traffic was being diverted to Southeast Eighth Street.

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