Semi Collision Forces I-90 Shutdown

One lane of eastbound I-90 has been reopened several hours after two semis collided near the Tyler/Cheney exit of the interstate.

Both lanes had been shut down and traffic was being diverted to SR 904, however one lane of I-90 was reopened at around 8:20 a.m.

The closure was prompted by a wreck involving two semi-trucks at about 5:40 a.m. One of the trucks was knocked on its side and it took some time to get the rig upright and move it off the roadway.

The driver of that semi was temporarily trapped inside, however he was freed from the cab Friday morning and both drivers walked away from the accident without any serious injuries.

There were a number of collisions reported on the slick I-90 roads Friday morning and, though it was too early to determine exact cause of this collision, likely the snow-covered roads played a part.

Of the numerous other accidents reported during the Friday morning commute, I-90 seemed to be the hardest hit. Three rollover accidents were being worked on at 10 a.m., including one at mile marker 264 westbound, one at mile marker 266 westbound and one eastbound at mile marker 164.

Several other slideoffs and minor collisions were reported on the freeway, but none were posing serious traffic concerns. The only lane closure affecting traffic as of 10 a.m. Friday was at mile marker 260 eastbound, which remained closed more than four hours after the semi collision northwest of Cheney.