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