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A streetcar was hit by a semi-truck on SE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard today before 2 p.m., blocking traffic on SE MLK Blvd. and shutting down streetcar service temporarily. No injuries to riders or the streetcar operator were reported.
Buses have been dispatched to transport Central Loop streetcar riders to destinations between the Central Eastside and the Pearl District. Transit crews and equipment are at the scene of the crash to remove the truck and streetcar. Normal operations of the street and streetcar are expected to resume before 5 p.m.
The crash occurred at SE MLK Blvd. at SE Market Street. The eastbound off-ramp of the Hawthorne Bridge to 99E (MLK Boulevard) southbound is closed. Drivers heading southbound on MLK Boulevard should use alternate routes to avoid the intersection with Market Street.