Streetcar, semi collide on M.L King Blvd.

Streetcar, semi collide on M.L King Blvd.

Credit: Evan Sernoffsky, KGW.com Staff

Streetcar, semi collide on M.L King Blvd.

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 1 at 8:19 AM

PORTLAND -- The southbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard were closed after a crash Tuesday afternoon involving a semi-truck and a streetcar.

The road was reopened around 5 p.m.

Police were called to the crash at Southeast MLK and Market Street at about 1 p.m. and had to divert traffic in the area while they investigated and cleared the crash, according to Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson.

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Buses were used to shuttle passenger while the streetcar was inoperable. There were no reports of injuries.

Simpson said commuters should use alternate routes.

Photos: Streetcar, semi crash in SE Portland

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