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February 5, 2015 at 1:14 PM

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

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…

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January 26, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Southbound I-5 in Tacoma reopens after crash

A crash at milepost 137 blocked all lanes on southbound I-5 Monday afternoon. (Washington State Department of Transportation) Update at 3:50 p.m.: All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 near Fife are open, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The backup is eight miles. Original post: All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 are blocked in…

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January 15, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Major backup on NB I-5 near Des Moines caused by earlier accident

All lanes are open now, but an 8-mile backup has been reported on northbound I-5 at State Route 516 near Des Moines, due to an earlier accident. Find alternate routes. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes, but required repairs to the median, that blocked lanes in both directions for a period of time. At around 2:30…

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January 9, 2015 at 6:05 AM

I-5 reopens at Northgate following early-morning fatality

An investigator places a cover over the body of a person who was killed by a jump off the North 92nd Street overpass of Interstate 5 Friday morning. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) UPDATED, 9:30 a.m.  All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 are now open after a woman jumped off the 92nd Street overpass early Friday…

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December 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Woman falls from I-5 overpass near King-Pierce county line

A woman fell from the South 376th Street overpass into the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Pierce and King county line Friday afternoon, blocking three lanes of traffic for about a half-hour. The woman was transported by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb. South King County Fire and…

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December 17, 2014 at 6:05 AM

State Patrol: Driver seriously injured after I-5 crash in Lynnwood

A driver reached speeds of 110 mph on northbound Interstate 5 early Wednesday morning before exiting on a bus-only ramp and crashing, according to tweets from Trooper Mark Francis of the Washington State Patrol. The accident occurred at 1:11 a.m. at  near 164th Street Southwest in Lynnwood, Francis said. The driver sustained serious injuries and was…

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December 4, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Chart: Everett-Seattle traffic busts the bus schedule

Not only are Seattle area freeway trips getting slower, they’ve also been highly unpredictable lately, as this three-year chart by bus commuter Tim Ellis shows. Ellis rides the Sound Transit 510 bus, and he plotted weekday trip times from the I-5 Broadway Avenue onramp (two minutes south of Everett Station) to the I-5 Stewart Street exit in…

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December 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Traffic messy all over Seattle area

UPDATED, 9:40 a.m. | Lynnwood to Seattle is now 75 minutes (50 HOV, 65 express).  Renton to Bellevue is 40 minutes, SeaTac to Seattle is 45 minutes and Seattle to Bellevue is 25 minutes on either bridge, according to a WSDOT tweet. ORIGINAL POST | Traffic is bad all over the Seattle area with the southbound…

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November 12, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Wrong-way driver, 86, charged in Tacoma

TACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor has charged an 86-year-old University Place man with vehicular assault for a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome. The prosecutor’s office tweeted Wednesday that the man had a blood alcohol content of .123 percent. The legal limit in Washington is .08 percent. The Washington State Patrol…

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October 30, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Two crashes on northbound I-5 snarl traffic

The crash on northbound I-5 at the MLK exit. (Washington State Department of Transportation) UPDATE, 9:15 a.m. | The accidents have cleared, according to the WSDOT. UPDATE, 7:20 a.m. | The northbound I-5 backup near Martin Luther King, Jr. Way is about five miles as the two right lanes remain blocked from the earlier collision, according to…

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