UPDATE as of 9:17 a.m.: The crash has been cleared and left lane reopened. Traffic is still backed up five miles.
UPDATE as of 9 a.m.: The backup is now five miles and growing. Troopers, firefighters and transportation crews are on the scene.
ORIGINAL POST: A three-car crash is blocking the left lane of northbound Interstate 5 near Berkeley Avenue in Lakewood this morning.
Troopers are on the scene, DOT reports.
Traffic is backed up three miles.