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Collision on I-5 at S 272nd Street in Kent causes 4-mile backup

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Posted on December 18, 2020

KENT, WA – An early-morning collision on northbound Interstate 5 at S 272nd Street blocked four lanes of traffic Friday and caused a 4-mile backup.

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, the accident happened around 5:50 a.m. The collision initially blocked the four right lanes of the interstate. As of 6:40 a.m., the traffic had backed up four miles behind the accident.

Crews cleared the road by 7:20 a.m., but it will take some time before the traffic buildup dissipates. No injuries were reported.