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Washington DOT calls out trucker for ignoring road closure


The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently used a truck driver as an example of what can happen when you ignore closed road signs.

In a January 7 social media post, WSDOT took a truck driver to task after they drove past closed road signs and got stuck on White Pass amid winter weather conditions.


Road Closed signs apply to everyone. This is why. On Thursday evening this semi went through the road closure on White Pass and got stuck. Our crews had to rescue the occupants, take them to safety and then later today guide the truck down behind our blower. Our crews are working really hard to get things open, and things like this don’t help. So please, if you see a road closed sign, don’t ignore it.

You can see how deep the snow was on White Pass in the post below.

White Pass was still closed as of 1:30 p.m. on Monday, but WSDOT says they expect to have the Pass reopened by late Monday afternoon.


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