Crash in Fife caused 4-mile backup, ‘bit of a slog’ on I-5
Mar 21, 2023, 6:31 AM | Updated: 12:09 pm
(Photo from WSDOT)
A multi-car crash on northbound Interstate 5 caused commuters massive delays in Fife for their Tuesday morning commute.
The crash on northbound I-5 at milepost 138.5 near 70th Avenue E was first reported around 5:35 a.m. Tuesday.
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The left lanes of the interstate were blocked by the crash for about 35 minutes. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) tweeted just before 6:10 a.m. that the right lane was blocked.
Good morning South Sounders! Heads up, if your headed north for the morning commute, it’s going to be a bit of a slog. We’re still working on cleaning up a couple of earlier crashes, one on NB I-5 and another on NB 167. Pack your patience folks. pic.twitter.com/OB4jygBt8B
— WSDOT Tacoma (@wsdot_tacoma) March 21, 2023
A three-and-a-half-mile backup between Tacoma and Federal Way took drivers some extra time to get through.
The cause of the crash is currently unknown.