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Jack-knife semi closes 195


November 12, 2020

Whitman County Sheriff's Office

A teeter-tottering semi trailer blocks 195 Tuesday.

PULLMAN - Highway 195 was closed south of Pullman on Tuesday due to a jack-knifed semi-truck blocking both lanes.

The non-injury crash was just after 6:30 a.m., about four miles south of Pullman.

Idaho State Police closed the highway at the state line.

The driver lost control on compact snow and ice, according to Washington State Patrol (WSP) Sgt. Courtney Shawley.

The semi jack-knifed and came to rest with the trailer blocking both lanes.

One lane of alternating traffic was open just after 10 a.m. as crews worked to tow the semi. The road was opened about 11:45 a.m.


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