Semi runs out of gas on southbound I-5 in Tacoma, causing backups into Federal Way

A semi ran out of gas on southbound I-5 near Port of Tacoma Road Thursday, causing backups on the freeway, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Trooper Guy Gill reported the blockage about 4 p.m. He said the semi ran out of fuel and was stopped in the right lane.

State Department of Transportation traffic maps showed stop and go traffic to about South 320th Street in Federal Way as of 4:30 p.m.

Further details were not immediately available.