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.