Please be aware of where you're headed today. Whenever there is a semi-involved crash I always check and send out a prayer. My Father is a truck driver and I salute how difficult your jobs can be. From not being allowed to drop off your loads to maneuvering unfamiliar roads, it's a lot and you are all rock stars!

We wish all crashes didn't include injuries but unfortunately this morning, that wasn't the case. According to the Yakima Police's Facebook page

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N 1st St from R St to the I-82 Interchange will be closed most of the day due to a fatality semi truck collision. WSP handling. Street closures in both directions, north and south bound. Drivers should use alternate routes all day.

At about 2 pm this afternoon there was new information released via the Yakima Police Department Facebook Page

***UPDATE: The roadway has been reopened***
N 1st St from R St to the I-82 Interchange will be closed most of the day due to a fatality semi-truck collision. WSP handling. Street closures in both directions, north, and southbound. Drivers should use alternate routes all day.
If you aren't aware there are some fantastic social media pages you should be following or at the very least, made aware of
  • Yakima Scan
  • WTF is Happening in Yakima
  • Yakima Police Department

If you ever see cops whizzing by and weren't aware, there are scanner apps that you can download right onto your phone. Most come with a list of codes so you can follow along with the breaking news and be made aware of what roads to stay away from.

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