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What to Do When There is an Obstruction in Traffic
If there is an obstruction in traffic in an intersection, crosswalk, or railroad crossing then you are NOT permitted to enter the area. However, if there is sufficient space for your vehicle along with sufficient space for the safe passage of other vehicles, pedestrians, or railcars on the other side of the intersection, you are permitted to proceed. Be sure to take due care when going around the obstruction so that you do not cause a car accident or a hazard to others.
Additionally, if there is an obstruction in traffic you should report it to the proper authorities. Depending on the obstruction you may need to contact the police department, Washington State Department of Transportation, or your local road department so that the hazard created by the obstruction can be removed.
The Washington Rule of the Road governing your responsibility prior to entering an intersection with an obstruction is as follows:
RCW 46.61.202: Stopping when traffic obstructed.
No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk or drive onto any railroad grade crossing unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection, crosswalk, or railroad grade crossing to accommodate the vehicle he or she is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles, pedestrians, or railroad trains notwithstanding any traffic control signal indications to proceed.
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