2 car crashes force 8 lanes of I-5 closed, severely slowing traffic
Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2020 at 2:53 pm
SEATTLE, WA – Two car accidents, one on southbound I-5 and one on northbound I-5, each blocked four lanes of traffic Thursday evening, according to Washington State Department of Transportation’s Traffic division.
The northbound crash occurred in Shoreline, north of NE 175th, around 5 p.m. The southbound crash happened near Seattle’s convention center. Police and the Seattle Fire Department responded to both scenes to clear up the accidents.
Oh boy. We have four lanes of NB I-5 just north of NE 175th in Shoreline blocked with a crash, and 4 lanes of SB I-5 at the Convention Center in Seattle blocked for another crash. Please be patient as we work to get these cleared. pic.twitter.com/QtAGT2hhnM
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) June 11, 2020
One hour after the southbound accident, all lanes but one had been cleared. Traffic still moved slowly, however, and there was a three-mile backup.
As of last night, both accidents were cleared from the highway. There is no word yet of the condition of the people involved.
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