Semi Looses Load, Closes SR101 South of Cosmopolis

COSMOPOLIS, Wash. – A semi truck on Highway 101 yesterday lost it’s load of sewer pipe, affecting traffic for hours South of Cosmopolis. Trooper Russ Winger with the Washington State Patrol tells us a 44 year old Naselle man was not seriously injured. Pipe over the roadway blocked both lanes for about an hour and a half, alternating traffic was moving again by 5:30.
Winger said the load shifted off of the man’s semi trailer in a curve to the right near the Lund road, causing the trailer to tip over and sending the semi into a tree. All lanes of State Route 101 at milepost 74 were open by 9 last night.