Earlier last month, on March 8th, 2020 the SR18 was closed. When a highway closes, semi-trucks will take alternative routes to get where they’re going. In some cases, the driver might not be as familiar with the new route. An unfamiliar road and tight turn was the problem in this semi-truck accident recovery incident.
After a semi truck loaded with cargo of agricultural tires slips off the semi trailer on Northbound Interstate 5 in Kent, WA, #teamprotow is called upon to clean up the lost cargo. Utilizing a Century heavy duty tow rotating boom tow truck, the roadway was able to remain open as the tow truck worked from the shoulder. The cargo was quickly lifted and rotated to a nearby flatbed tow truck and transported to their Auburn,WA secured storage yard where the cargo was safely able to be reloaded and re-secured in preparation for its final transport to British Columbia, Canada.