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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Accident on I-90 bridge cleared, but miles-long backup remains

The aftermath of a vehicle collision involving a semi-truck on the Interstate 90 bridge blocked all but one westbound lane and created a miles-long backup this afternoon.

About an hour after the 3 p.m. accident, the state Department of Transportation opened all lanes, but a backup remains. WSDOT said at 4:15 p.m. that a drive from Bellevue to Seattle across the bridge could take about 70 minutes.

As of 4 p.m., the backup stretched at least seven miles and was spreading onto the southbound Interstate 405 according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. WSDOT spokeswoman Harmony Haveman recommended Seattle-bound commuters take SR 520, or northbound Interstate 405 to SR 522.

 

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