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February 24, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Crash at Northgate backing up southbound I-5 for seven miles

A collison involving a car and a double semi-tractor trailer, seen near the center of the photo, has caused a seven-mile backup on I-5 between Northgate in Seattle and I-405. ( Photo by Washington State Department of Transportation)

The collision involving a car and a double semi-tractor trailer, seen on the left in the photo, has caused a seven-mile backup on Interstate 5 between Northgate in Seattle and I-405. (Photo by Washington State Department of Transportation)

A traffic accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Northgate has caused a seven-mile backup from Northgate all the way to Interstate 405, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The incident has made the Everett-to-Seattle commute more than an hour and a half.

The Transportation Department recommends taking Highway 99 to avoid the traffic jam, which at 8:30 a.m. was blocking three lanes.

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