Four separate crashes involving 11 vehicles are blocking the three left lanes of southbound Interstate 5 just south of Bridgeport Way in Lakewood.
Emergency responders initially believed there were up to 20 vehicles involved.
The 4:35 p.m. collisions include a four-car pileup, a three-car crash and two two-car collisions.
“It’s a big old-fashioned mess,” said Wastington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill, who said the weather is to blame for the accidents.
“The sun came out with a glare on the road and it just causes that type of reaction. People slow down real quick and others don’t leave enough distance.” …