6:00 p.m. UPDATE – The snarl continues. WSDOT has not released an estimated end time. The backup now extends to the Martin Way exit near Lacey.
The state DOT reported that a multi-vehicle collision was blocking the two right lanes of northbound Interstate 5 just north of Bridgeport Way in Lakewood Friday afternoon.
The accident happened around 4:35 p.m. at milepost 127.
The State Patrol and DOT Incident Response and fire are on the scene. Backups are three miles to Thorne Lane and growing. Motorists can expect delays and plan their route accordingly.