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Concrete truck overturns on NB I-5 at start of Friday morning commute in Lynnwood

Jul 12, 2019, 5:57 AM | Updated: 9:49 am

A truck hauling concrete overturned on northbound I-5 in Lynnwood Friday morning, just as the morning commute was getting underway.

The truck overturned at around 5 a.m. South County Fire reports that the truck driver was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved. Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman said that “speed is a factor” in the crash.

A two-mile backup formed behind the scene.

The incident happened where I-405 connects with northbound I-5 in Lynnwood near the Alderwood Mall. The scene initially blocked two general purpose lanes on the right, as well as the ramp from I-405 onto I-5, leaving only one lane open to traffic.

The truck was towed away shortly after 7 a.m., but crews remained cleaning up the roadway before opening all lanes to traffic.

All lanes opened by 8:10 a.m.

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Concrete truck overturns on NB I-5 at start of Friday morning commute in Lynnwood