EVERETT — A crane truck caught fire and shut down westbound traffic on Highway 526 Monday morning.
The fire scorched nearby grass and shrubs and snarled the freeway just west of I-5 near the Evergreen Way exit around 9 a.m.
A fire is blocking all lanes of WB 526 and the I-5 off-ramps to WB 526. Use alternate routes or expect delays. pic.twitter.com/OcTKePhoVQ
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) July 9, 2018
The driver was not injured.
By midday, the truck had been removed but some westbound lanes were blocked for several hours more as crews cleaned up the roadway.
UPDATE: Driver not injured. @EverettFire still working to make sure the fire is out. Investigation to begin. Plan is to get 1 lane open ASAP when roadway safe. pic.twitter.com/Tcnsc2bCUM
— Everett Police (@EverettPolice) July 9, 2018
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