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UPDATED: Crash blocking lane of I-5 in Lakewood, causing backups

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Jan. 26, 2009 at 7:49 am with No Comments »
January 26, 2009 7:49 am

One lane of northbound Interstate 5 is blocked this morning in Lakewood after a rollover crash.

Drivers are getting around the accident scene using the two right lanes at Berkeley Street, the state Department of Transportation reported.

The crash was reported just after 7 a.m.

Troopers are on the scene.

Southbound drivers also are backing up because of the crash’s visual distraction.

“Motorists can expect delays from DuPont in the Northbound direction and from Gravelly Lake Drive in the southbound direction,” transportation officials reported.

UPDATE at 7:55 a.m.: The northbound back-up extends 10 miles to Marvin Road in Thurston County.

The southbound backup extends to Bridgeport Way.

UPDATE as of 8:50 a.m.: The crash was cleared a little bit a go. Traffic is still stop-and-go for several miles.

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