Fire and law enforcement crews are responding to the report of a semi truck rollover crash that involves downed power lines Wednesday morning at Mount Baker Highway at Britton Road. The incident blocked all lanes and closed the highway.

According to emergency radio broadcasts, the incident occurred a little before 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.

A Tweet by the Washington State Department of Transportation said that the crash is blocking all lanes of State Route 542 and that there was no estimate when the highway would re-open.

A semi truck reportedly hit some power lines in the area of the intersection, and the lines were down. Early reports said there may be injuries.

Later posts said law enforcement was requesting that Mount Baker Highway traffic be routed to Dewey Road while crews work the scene.

Puget Sound Energy was reportedly notified, according to reports, and should be on scene shortly after 7:30 a.m. The PSE outage map does not show any power outage in the area.

This story will be updated.

David Rasbach joined The Bellingham Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news. He has been an editor and writer in several western states since 1994.


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