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

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

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(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. 

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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.

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