TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident Jams Northbound I-5 Near Southcenter


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UPDATE: It appears that the traffic mess has cleared, so you can come home now!

Just learned of the apparent aftermath of a major accident jamming up traffic on Northbound I-5 near Southcenter, so you might want to avoid that area if you’re reading this and thinking of commuting home towards Burien anytime soon.

The Seattle P-I reports: A messy collision on Interstate 5 near Westfield Southcenter Mall, involving 13 cars, a jackknifed semi-truck and injured people, is jamming traffic near the Interstate 405 exit.

The accident — actually a series of three collisions — was reported just after 3 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the freeway, the Washington State Patrol reported.

The HOV lane and two others are opened, and crews are working to open the other lanes, said patrol spokesman Curt Boyle.

Boyle said some people were taken to hospitals and one transported to Harborview Medical Center. Most appeared to have minor injuries, he said.

According to WA DOT:

* CLEARED 4:20 PM: I-5 NORTHBOUND AT SOUTHCENTER ACCIDENT BLOCKING RIGHT LANE VERIFIED WITH CAMERA 2:50 PM – TOW , FIRE DEPT , AID , AND INCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM ON SCENE

Updated WA DOT webcams:

I-5 Mess

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