Ramp from Columbian Way and Spokane to NB I-5 re-opens

Jul 6, 2023, 9:21 AM | Updated: 9:59 am

I-5 ramp...

Debris on the ramp from Columbian Way and Spokane to I-5. (WSDOT)


UPDATE 10:00 a.m.

The ramp from Columbian Way and Spokane to northbound I-5 has been re-opened, according to the Washington State Patrol.

It was closed earlier this morning after someone was throwing debris onto the ramp.

A suspect has been arrested and the ramp has been cleared.

UPDATE 9:40 a.m.

A suspect is in custody for throwing debris onto an I-5 ramp, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Authorities are on the scene cleaning up the debris.

The ramp at Columbian Way and Spokane is expected to re-open shortly.


Someone is throwing stuff from a homeless encampment onto I-5, according to a KIRO Newsradio listener and confirmed by the Washington State Patrol.

The incident has forced the closure of the ramp from Columbian Way and Spokane to northbound I-5.

Kent shooting suspects crash into ravine off State Route 18

A person is reportedly throwing items from the retaining wall above the ramp.

Authorities are on the scene, and we will update with new information as we get it.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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