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Semi-truck crash, fire snarls I-5 traffic below Convention Center

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Earlier this morning on I-5

Southbound lanes of I-5 were completely blocked Wednesday morning following a semi-truck crashing and bursting into flames beneath the Convention Center below Capitol Hill.

Cars were being diverted off the highway during the emergency response first reported at 4:30 AM and the subsequent removal of the vehicle and investigation at the scene. Meanwhile, multiple crashes have been reported in the long back-up that approaches the scene as television news helicopters hover above.

We have no details of any injuries in the crash at this time.

Authorities are advising southbound I-5 commuters to use 99 through the city if possible.

You can view area streets on the CHS Capitol Hill Traffic Cameras page.

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4 thoughts on “Semi-truck crash, fire snarls I-5 traffic below Convention Center

  1. Any way to get the helicopters to sit over our house for 2 hours starting at 5am? That is getting old really quick.