Crime

I-5 backs up after crash blocks three northbound lanes in Tacoma

One person was injured during a rollover crash on northbound Interstate 5 early Saturday afternoon near Port of Tacoma Road. At one point the crash blocked three lanes of I-5 north through Tacoma.
One person was injured during a rollover crash on northbound Interstate 5 early Saturday afternoon near Port of Tacoma Road. At one point the crash blocked three lanes of I-5 north through Tacoma.

A rollover crash blocked three lanes of northbound Interstate 5 through Tacoma Saturday afternoon, causing traffic backups.

The collision, which involved a single vehicle, caused minor injuries to the driver, said State Trooper Brooke Bova.

As of about 1 p.m. Saturday, the crash was blocking the three left lanes of the freeway near Port of Tacoma Road.

Troopers had cleared the backup shortly after 2 p.m.

On Twitter, troopers with the Washington State Patrol warned drivers to be careful. Troopers were responding to multiple crashes Saturday afternoon in the area, they said.

“Please pay attention and drive safely in this heavy traffic! Troopers responding to several collisions today & it's only 1pm!” one trooper tweeted.

Melissa Santos: 360-357-0209, @melissasantos1

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