Truck wrecks at bottom of dam hill


Scott Hunter

A semi tractor pulling double trailers full of cement lays on its side downhill from the Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam.

A semi loaded with cement crashed at the bottom of the hill below Grand Coulee Dam on highway 155 Wednesday morning.

The big rig pulling double tanker trailers, reportedly full of cement (the dry powder, not the mixed concrete) was headed north down the steep hill alongside the dam when it left the road to the right just below the Visitor Center, just as it entered the town of Coulee Dam.

It overturned about 100 feet or less off the roadway after crossing the lawn and missing trees and power poles. It stopped on the other side of the Left Powerhouse Access Road. The 2006 Freightliner tracto...

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