I-5 express lanes re-open after earlier collision

May 17, 2023, 9:48 AM | Updated: 2:23 pm


I-5 will be clogged this weekend because of a diversion onto 520. (Photo from Washington State Department of Transportation)

(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 northbound reversal is delayed as emergency personnel work at the collision site. This delay is expected to extend into the lunch hour.

Visit the MyNorthwest Traffic page for real-time updates.

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