Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Ugly morning commute on I-5 south into Seattle

UPDATE 9:10 a.m.:

Things are improving for commuters heading in Seattle on southbound I-5.

The commute, which had been more than 100 minutes at one point this morning, is down to just over an hour, according to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The average morning commute time from Lynnwood to Seattle on I-5 south is 43 minutes.

ORIGINAL POST:

Brace yourself. The morning commute’s been ugly.

Motorists heading south from Lynnwood to Seattle on Interstate 5 should expect it to take them more than 100 minutes, yes, more than an hour and a half.

There’s no real reason for the delay, other than a small crash on I-5 near Yesler earlier this morning. Oh, yeah, there’s that.

Although the accident was cleared by 8 a.m., it caused a 16-mile backup on southbound I-5,  said Bart Treece, WSDOT spokesman.

A spokesman for the State Patrol said nobody was hurt in the I-5 crash.

Treece was working on pulling the average travel time from Lynnwood to Seattle during the morning commute.

0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate 5, State Patrol, WSDOT

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►