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Truck fire shuts down I-405, 2 lanes now open

May 14, 2024, 6:45 AM | Updated: 12:59 pm

I-405 truck fire...

What's left of the truck after the fire on I-405 in Renton. (Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Rick Johnson via X)

(Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Rick Johnson via X)

Two lanes of Interstate 405 (I-405) heading north at Sunset Boulevard in Renton are now open after all lanes were blocked due to a major truck fire.

The HOV lane and the left general purpose lane are now open at milepost 5, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

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“I can see the smoke from 167 by the 277th exit,” Robert, a trucker from Puyallup, texted the KIRO Newsradio text-line. “Just jumped onto I-5 and traffic’s heavy. Looks like everyone else is doing the same thing.”

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WSDOT is recommending drivers take alternate routes as crews try to clear the roads.

Frank Sumrall is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here and you can email him here.

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