A collision on northbound Interstate 5 blocked three lanes of traffic in Tacoma and caused extensive backups Wednesday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation.
The crash happened about 5 a.m. near Bay Street.
Backups reached state Route 16 and drivers were getting around the accident scene with a single lane of traffic.
WSDOT said the collision was cleared at 6:20 a.m. but traffic take a while to dwindle.
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