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Incident Overview

Snoqualmie Pass I-90 Incident: A recent pickup truck fire caused a major disruption on Interstate 90 (I-90) near Snoqualmie Pass. The incident, leading to a temporary closure of the westbound lanes, was reported in detail by the Washington State Patrol (WSP).

The Fire Breaks Out

Mechanical Failure Sparks Fire: The WSP’s press release reveals that the fire broke out when a pickup truck, towing an excavator, experienced a mechanical issue at milepost 66. The driver, who managed to escape unharmed, was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time.

Response and Road Closure

Emergency Response and Traffic Impact: The engulfing flames required immediate action from emergency services, leading to a two-and-a-half-hour closure of I-90’s westbound lanes. This incident caused significant traffic delays in the area.

Safety and Precautions

Importance of Vehicle Safety: This event underlines the unpredictability of road travel and stresses the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and safety precautions. The efficient response of the emergency teams is also highlighted.


No Injuries but Significant Disruption: Thankfully, there were no injuries, but the incident disrupted traffic on a key state highway. The WSP’s ongoing investigation aims to determine the precise cause of the mechanical failure. Drivers are reminded of the importance of vigilance, vehicle maintenance, and having an emergency plan.

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