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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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June 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Avoid driving this weekend: I-5, 520 bridge and Highway 99 closures

This may be the best weekend of the summer not to drive. Here’s a rundown on construction-related closures, some of which we recently mapped out for you. The four biggest shutdowns this weekend: Interstate 5 northbound, two right lanes will close from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, at the West Seattle Bridge exit. I-5 northbound, two lanes at…

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May 30, 2014 at 7:14 AM

State seeks public opinion on I-5 traffic near JBLM

The Associated Press TACOMA — Washington state transportation officials want to know how people feel about the congested stretch of Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The News Tribune reports officials will discuss their plans for easing traffic and widening the freeway at an open house on June 11 in DuPont. Transportation planners are narrowing a list of…

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May 16, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Driver going the wrong way on I-5 near Lacey causes head-on crash

The Associated Press LACEY, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol says a wrong-way driver was responsible for a crash early Friday on Interstate 5 near Lacey. The patrol says a driver was going north in the southbound lanes for about three miles before hitting an oncoming car at Nisqually. Three people were injured and the southbound lanes were…

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