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Drivers may have experienced a one mile back-up while traveling through the area. (WSDOT Photo)

Overturned semi truck blocks SB I-5 in Tukwila during morning commute

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Traffic in Tukwila was bottle-necked Thursday morning when a semi truck overturned during the commute.

Shortly before 8 a.m. a semi truck flipped on its side on southbound I-5 near SR 599 in Tukwila.

The Washington State Patrol reports there were no injuries, but crews responded to a fire that started at the scene of the accident.

The two right lanes of SB I-5 were blocked, as well as the ramp from SR 599 to SB I-5 while the truck was being up-righted and the guard rail was being repaired. The roadway and ramp have reopened.

Drivers may have experienced a one mile back-up while traveling through the area.

The semi truck was loaded with paper products, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The truck weighs about 95,000 pounds.

MyNorthwest.com's Alyssa Kleven contributed to this report.


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