Commuters become stuck as crash blocks I-5 offramp near Tukwila

Posted on Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 4:46 pm    

KING COUNTY, WA — A vehicle collision Friday morning blocked traffic on an Interstate 5 offramp in Tukwila’s Foster neighborhood, according to Washington State Department of Transportation.


The accident impacted the ramp connecting I-5 northbound to westbound State Route 599 shortly before 5:35 a.m.

By 6:22 a.m., the offramp was reported closed. Motorists stuck behind the crash were being diverted by Washington State Patrol and WSDOT’s Incident Response Team (IRT) back onto I-5 northbound.


Authorities also shut down the right lane on I-5 northbound at South 144th Street to accommodate the detoured drivers.

By 7:49 a.m., more than two hours later, the crash was reported cleared from the offramp.

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