Major accident on I-5 southbound near SR 516 blocks 4 lanes

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 at 4:47 pm    

KENT, WA – An accident that occurred on Interstate 5 southbound just north of State Route 516 blocked four lanes of traffic on Wednesday morning.

The Washington State Department of Transportation reported the accident just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.

As of 6:45 a.m., a five-mile backup had developed as a result of the four lanes being blocked for firefighters to clear debris.

The accident wasn’t completely cleared until 8:17 a.m. Traffic remained severely backed up even after the roads were reopened.

No injuries were reported and it is unclear what caused the accident.

Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.

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