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Heavy traffic reported on northbound I-5 between Lacey and Lakewood

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm with 3 Comments »
August 21, 2011 9:18 pm

UPDATE as of 9:15 p.m.:The backups now extend from Marvin Road in Lacey to Thorne Lane in Lakewood, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: Heavy traffic is causing backups on northbound Interstate 5 between Pierce and Thurston Counties, the Washington State Department of Transportation reports.

Backups extend about 15 miles between Pacific Avenue in Olympia and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Troopers said there are no incidents on I-5 and drivers should avoid weekend traffic.

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  1. Stinkfoot says:

    There’s an old standby of an article! You could publish this any day of the week and it would be accurate news.

  2. This isn’t news anymore. I regularly commute between PDX and Tacoma and this is always the case between say 2:45 PM and 6:30PM any and all days of the week. We (Tacomans, Pierce County-ites, etc.) are basically hostage to the traffic problems in this area. I am glad for the economic impact the base brings to our area but I realy could do without the miles and miles of backup it creates. The WSP offers no solutions, just “there is a backup” reports. LOL!

  3. whatthehell says:

    you aint seen nothin’ yet..wait about 10 years when the illegals come of age and start driving – it will be quicker to get out your car and walk

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