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NOW CLEAR: Crash blocks two lanes of I-5 in Lakewood

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 19, 2009 at 10:47 am with No Comments »
June 19, 2009 10:47 am

A crash is blocking the far left lane of northbound and southbound Interstate 5 in Lakewood, the state DOT reports.

The incident began about 10:10 a.m. at Bridgeport Way.

Southbound drivers are backed up for three miles. Northbound drivers are backed up for one mile, transportation crews report.

Troopers, firefighters and paramedics are on the scene. The crash also is having an impact on Highway 512. Westbound drivers are backed up to Steele Street.

11:04 a.m. UPDATE: The backups have grown.

Southbound drivers are backed up five miles; northbound drivers are still at one mile.

Westbound Highway 512 drivers are backed up a mile to Ainsworth.

11:36 a.m. UPDATE: The crash has been cleared and all lanes are open to traffic. The backups still remain, though.

Drivers should expect delays for a little while longer.

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