Multi-car collision causes heavy delays on I-5 near Shoreline

Aug 17, 2023, 2:05 PM | Updated: 7:33 pm

multi-car collision...

(Photo courtesy of Jake Skorheim/KIRO Newsradio)

(Photo courtesy of Jake Skorheim/KIRO Newsradio)

A multi-car collision that left multiple vehicles overturned on Interstate 5 (I-5) North at State Route 104 Thursday afternoon has been cleared, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Earlier, the agency reported “traffic (was) backed up almost 5 miles” and said people should expect delays.

The collision blocked multiple lanes in Shoreline near the border of Mountlake Terrace. Fire, State Patrol, Shoreline Police and Incident Response were on the scene. 

Chokepoints: All lanes of I-405 will be closed between Renton and Bellevue this weekend

Crews on the scene were blocking the left two lanes and the HOV lane.

There was another accident on I-5 North causing more lane closures near Shoreline. The right lane was closed as crews worked to remove the debris from the crash.

KIRO Newsradio traffic reporter Micki Gamez reported earlier that traffic was backed up all the way to Boeing Field, south of Seattle.

MyNorthwest News

Photo: Starting this fall, students at Seattle's Hamilton International Middle School will have to ...

Julia Dallas

Seattle school to say goodbye to cell phones in the fall

Starting this fall, students at Seattle's Hamilton International Middle School will have to lock up their cell phones during school hours.

8 minutes ago

Image: A dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is displayed at the Neighborcare Health cli...

Sam Campbell and Steve Coogan

Measles case reported at West Seattle clinic; know the symptoms

A child, now confirmed to have measles, went to the Franciscan Health Urgent Care clinic in West Seattle, officials said in a release Friday.

1 hour ago

Image: The Supreme Court building can be seen from a distance on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washin...

Associated Press

Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks, gun accessory

The Supreme Court has struck down a ban on bump stocks, an accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.

7 hours ago

Image: A multi-vehicle collision including a semitruck on Interstate 5 in Fife slowed down traffic ...

Steve Coogan

1 killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-5 south in Fife; morning traffic affected

The Washington State Patrol is on the scene of a deadly multi-vehicle crash that occurred on I-5 south in Pierce County early Friday.

8 hours ago


Julia Dallas

90 Lynnwood residents — mostly seniors — on verge of homelessness

Seattle Morning News' Dave Ross speaks with the Lynnwood City Council president on protecting residents who live in manufactured home communities and are seeing massive rent increases on the land their homes sit on. 

21 hours ago

Image: Members of the Makah Indian tribe paddle away from the rising sun as they head from Neah Bay...

Associated Press

Washington’s Makah Tribe clears major hurdle toward resuming traditional whale hunts

The U.S. granted the Makah Indian Tribe a long-sought waiver that helps clear the way for its first sanctioned whale hunts since 1999.

1 day ago

Multi-car collision causes heavy delays on I-5 near Shoreline