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February 5, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Multi-car crash causes backup on I-5; only minor injuries

A Pick-up was going northbound on I-5 near 56th Street in Tacoma, lost control, and struck the inside barrier. Debris struck four cars going southbound. (Washington State Patrol photo)

A northbound pickup  on I-5 near 56th Street in Tacoma lost control, and struck the inside barrier. Debris struck four cars going southbound, according to WSP. (Washington State Patrol photo)

UPDATED, 2:50 p.m. | Only one lane in each direction of I-5 remains closed after an earlier multi-car collision, according to WSDOT.

ORIGINAL POST | A collision on southbound Interstate 5 near the 56th Street exit in Tacoma has blocked multiple lanes of I-5 in both directions causing major backups, according to tweets from the Washington State Patrol and the Department of Transportation.

A pickup  was northbound on I-5 near 56th, lost control, and struck the inside barrier, Trooper Guy Gill said in a tweet. Debris struck four cars going southbound.

Crews are working to clear the accident and no major injuries were reported, according to WSP.

WSDOT recommends finding alternate routes to avoid the area.

A pick-up truck hit the barrier on I-5 in Tacoma. (Washington State Patrol photo)

A pick-up truck hit the barrier on I-5 in Tacoma. (Washington State Patrol photo)

 

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