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Car-semi collision snarls northbound I-5 in Tacoma

The aftermath of a car-semitruck collision was captured by a Washington State Department of Transportation traffic camera.
The aftermath of a car-semitruck collision was captured by a Washington State Department of Transportation traffic camera. Courtesy

A collision between a car and semitruck snarled traffic Monday morning on Interstate 5 in Tacoma, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The 6 a.m. collision on northbound I-5 at Portland Avenue left three lanes closed for nearly half an hour. Traffic backed up past the 72nd Street exit because of the incident.

Nobody was hurt in the wreck, though Tacoma firefighters had to move the semitruck back to free the driver of the car.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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