As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads across the United States, regular travel and transportation is restricted in many jurisdictions. The border is now closed to Canada, except for essential travel, including the transportation of goods. We might continue to see travel restrictions tighten as things progress, but for our truckers, they are working hard to maintain the transport of goods.
Team Pro-Tow called on to assist in a semi truck accident in Tukwila, WA involving a trapped driver and fully loaded shipping container. Working with WSP, Fire Service, and WSDOT, all lanes were able to be reopened quickly and before the evening commute. Total estimated weight was between 80,000 and 90,000lbs. Complicating the recovery was the guardrail that had lodged inside the cab of the semi truck as well as the shipping container had suffered considerable damage.