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Posted on: August 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] TRAFFIC ALERT: Broadway/Fancher Intersection CLOSED Remainder of the Day, Possibly into Tomorrow

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Broadway & Fancher Intersection CLOSED for the Remainder of the Day and Possibly into Tomorrow - Use Alternate Route

August 28, 2018: The intersection of the Broadway and Fancher is closed due to a spill of used food grease and fat.  The substance leaked from a faulty hatch of a semitrailer oiling down the roadway causing extremely slick conditions.  Other drivers continued to travel through the spill, spreading the slick substance in all directions from the intersection prior to Deputies arriving and closing the roadway.

City of Spokane Valley street crews were called to the scene and will work to clean the roadway which are extremely slick and not safe for vehicle traffic.  This cleanup is expected to last throughout the evening commute and possibly into tomorrow.


ROAD CLOSURE: Fancher from Desmet to Alki and Broadway from Lake to Howe


The driver of the semi stopped as quickly as possible and remained at the scene.  He was issued a citation for driving with an unsecured load by a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Deputy and the driver and/or his employer could incur the costs for the cleanup once completed.