I-5 express lanes re-open after earlier collision
May 17, 2023, 9:48 AM | Updated: 2:23 pm
(Photo from Washington State Department of Transportation)
Update 10:24 a.m.:
All I-5 express lanes are back open after a collision caused traffic issues early Wednesday.
The I-5 express lanes are fully closed Wednesday afternoon after a collision near NE 50th Street in Seattle.
A minor backup remains behind the collision site, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) tweeted around 11:30 a.m.
🚨The I-5 express lanes (currently southbound) are blocked again for another collision, this time at NE 50th St.
– SB I-5 travelers are once again advised to use mainline to access downtown Seattle.
– This will delay express lanes reversal to northbound. pic.twitter.com/q7duWXWLU7
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) May 17, 2023
The northbound reversal is delayed as emergency personnel work at the collision site. This delay is expected to extend into the lunch hour.
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