Oversized load gets trapped in Seattle tunnel


A tractor/trailer hauling an oversized generator became trapped in Seattle’s Battery Street Tunnel on SR 99 Friday, June 2. Media reports say the truck’s load was too tall and got wedge inside the tunnel, causing a massive traffic tie-up. Eventually the tires on the trailer were deflated and a tow truck pulled it free. Authorities said the load was properly permitted by the state DOT but not the city’s DOT.