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Boeing fuselage may delay I-5 traffic overnight, first thing Sunday morning

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Sep. 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm with No Comments »
September 6, 2012 3:08 pm

A B-1 Bomber fuselage may delay traffic on Interstate 5 starting late tonight as it travels from Portland to Seattle, at some points blocking all lanes of the freeway.

The load is 131 feet long, more than 29 feet wide and 15 feet high. It is owned by Boeing, and will travel from the Portland International Airport to Boeing Field.

The first leg of the journey starts 11:30 p.m., as the fuselage is escorted by about four Washington State Patrol vehicles on its way to the Nisqually Weigh Station north of Olympia by about 6 a.m. Saturday.

It will resume its trek to Boeing Field 2:30 a.m. Sunday, and is expected to arrive by 6:30 a.m.

The load will travel about 30 miles per hour.

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