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Westside freeway accidents snarl traffic

Two traffic accidents snarled westside freeway traffic Monday morning.

A semi-truck crashed and blocked one westbound lane on US 26 just before Cornelius Pass Road early Monday. Traffic quickly backed up in all lanes back to the Highway 217 interchange.

Earlier in the morning, the inbound ramp from the US 26 to Highway 217 was blocked by a semi-trailer accident early Monday morning.

Although the accident was cleared by 7 a.m., inbound traffic had already backed up for miles on 26.

The truck fell over on its side, completely blocking all lanes of traffic. The driver was not injured.

KOIN News 6 contributed to this story.