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August 15, 2014 at 8:41 AM

5 injured in multiple-car crash on I-5

Five people were hurt Friday morning after a multiple-vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle. A Lincoln Town Car, a Toyota and a semi-truck collided in the right lane near South Spokane Street at 8:13 a.m., said Seattle Fire spokesman Kyle Moore.  The most seriously hurt is a 37-year-old man who was not wearing a seatbelt,…

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August 6, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Portland mayor says tolls on I-5, Hwy 26 may be inevitable

The Associated Press PORTLAND. — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says tolls on Oregon highways are inevitable. He told KOIN  the money is needed for maintenance, as federal funding fades. Hales expects tolls could be added to Highway 26 and Interstate 5 in the city. He ran into opposition from businesses and others in May when he proposed street…

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August 2, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Motorcyclist loses control, dies on I-5 near Tukwila

One of two motorcyclists, riding separately, was killed Saturday when he lost control on I-5 just north of Highway 599, the Washington State Patrol said. Trooper Chris Webb said the driver, age 34, died at the scene. Several lanes of traffic were blocked early Saturday evening for investigation of the accident; WSP investigators said evidence indicated high speed was…

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July 1, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Logging truck rollover blocks all lanes of SB I-5 in south Thurston County

UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. | One lane of traffic was reopened shortly after noon, according to the State Patrol. ORIGINAL POST: A logging truck rolled over on its side about 11 a.m. today on the southbound Interstate-5 near the Thurston-Lewis county line. The State Patrol is advising drivers to avoid the area because all lanes of the freeway…

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June 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Traffic to slow with big events and closures of 520 bridge, I-5 lanes

Update 4 p.m. Saturday: The scheduled closure of SR 522 at the Snohomish River Bridge in Monroe has been canceled, the state says, because of rain in the forecast. Original post: Another slow weekend is approaching for Seattle highway users, who must dodge another Highway 520 closure along with I-5 narrowings and even a 10-mile night detour…

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June 25, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Earlier crash, truck fire caused big backup on I-5 northbound at Federal Way

Update 8:50 a.m.:  All lanes of Interstate 5 between Fife and Federal Way have reopened. A fire following the collision of two trucks resulted in the closure of three lanes of the interstate for nearly five and a half hours, according to the State Patrol. There were minor injuries in the crash that occurred around 2 a.m. Original post:The crash…

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June 15, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Highway repairs slow northbound traffic at Federal Way

Traffic is clogging on northbound I-5 this afternoon beneath the Federal Way “triangle” ramps, because of drivers detouring around a Highway 18 repair project. A new ramp from westbound Highway 18 to southbound I-5 was built just two years ago, but concrete is cracking and chipping at some expansion joints — so contractor Mowat is repairing those…

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June 12, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Wreck causes four-mile backup on I-5 near Boeing Field

Traffic was backed up about four miles on northbound Interstate 5 near Boeing Field after a multi-vehicle collision shortly after 9:30 a.m. today. Reports from the scene indicate up to six vehicles may have been involved. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The accident initially blocked four lanes, but by 10 a.m., three lanes were open. Traffic…

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