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Brush fire causes huge backups on NB I-5

A brush fire is the culprit behind a one hour-40 minute travel time between Seattle and Everett.

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A brush fire caused huge delays during the Monday afternoon commute on northbound I-5. Here are the photos that the Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted out as commuters filled in an-ever growing back up. All lanes of northbound I-5 were reopened by 5:30 but the multi-mile back up continued for quite sometime.

Brush fire on I-5 at 148th SW nearly out. Here's what it looked like 30 minutes ago. Traffic was blocked as crews put out a brush fire on northbound I-5 just as the Monday afternoon commute got underway. Despite lanes reopening as the smoke cleared, the back up at times reached 14 miles.
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