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520 Bridge reopens after cement truck rollover

The crash caused traffic backups on both sides of the bridge on Thursday.

SEATTLE — All lanes on the State Route 520 Bridge between Seattle and Bellevue back open after rollover crash involving a cement truck Thursday.

The crash occurred around 12:30 p.m., forcing the closure of the westbound lanes.

All lanes were closed shortly after 2 p.m. as crews worked to clear the scene. The eastbound lanes reopened around 3:30 p.m. The westbound lanes reopened shortly after 4 p.m.

The closure was between Interstate 5 in Seattle and 92nd Avenue Northeast on the Eastside, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

State Trooper Rick Johnson warned drivers of a "lengthy closure" that caused traffic backups on both sides of the bridge.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

According to Washington State Patrol, the crash occurred after a garbage can was blown onto the roadway. Traffic swerved to avoid it. The truck drove partially up a barrier, causing it to roll.

The truck had 30,000 pounds of concrete in the drum when it turned over. The concrete did not spill, according to Washington State Patrol.

A small fuel spill occured.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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