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Overturned cement truck blocking traffic on Aurora at 72nd

Update 6:01 p.m.: SDOT just tweeted that all lanes are back open.

Update 5:30 p.m.: SDOT tweeted that all northbound lanes of Aurora are back open. Soutbound lanes should open soon. The cement truck has been removed.

Mike sent us this photo of the truck ready to be hauled away, and crews cleaning up the spill.

Update 3:33 p.m.: Information from Seattle Department of Transportation:

A Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) cement truck was involved in a multi-vehicle collision this afternoon on Aurora Avenue N at N 72nd Street. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Aurora Avenue N and collided with several nearby vehicles.

Currently, all southbound Aurora lanes are closed to through traffic at this location. Two lanes of northbound Aurora traffic are currently moving past the incident scene. As delays will be significant, motorists are advised to avoid the Aurora Avenue North corridor and use other major north/south routes.

The cause of the incident is currently being investigated. Once the on-scene investigation is completed, the vehicles involved will be moved and the roadway fully reopened to traffic.

Chris sent us this photo of the scene.

2:43 p.m.: KIRO 7 is reporting that a cement truck has overturned in the southbound lanes on Aurora Avenue North near North 72nd Street. Traffic is affected in both directions. Mike tells us that Chopper 7 is over the scene.

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