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Semi-truck partially hanging over Deception Pass Bridge removed; SR 20 now open

State Route 20 was closed for several hours early Wednesday morning due to a semi-truck partially hanging off the edge of the Deception Pass Bridge.

The Deception Pass Bridge on State Route 20 is back open after closing for several hours due to a semi-truck partially hanging off the edge of the bridge.

The roadway reopened just after 7 a.m. Wednesday. Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Heather Axtman said high winds appeared to be a factor in the incident.

The driver of the truck was able to get out of the truck and is uninjured.

Axtman said a tow truck couldn’t tip the truck upright for more than four hours due to high winds and “the possibility of it blowing over again.”

Earlier in the morning, the Washington State Department of Transportation said there was also a “dangerous tree near the bridge” that could not be removed until daylight.