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9-vehicle wreck blocks southbound Interstate 5

Southbound I-5 crash

A multiple vehicle collision blocked three lanes of traffic on south bound I5 near Gravelly Lake Drive.
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A multiple vehicle collision blocked three lanes of traffic on south bound I5 near Gravelly Lake Drive.

A nine-vehicle wreck blocked all lanes of southbound Interstate 5 in Lakewood on Sunday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The wreck happened just after 3:15 p.m. on southbound I-5 just south of the Gravelly Lake Boulevard exit, State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said. The lanes of travel were closed, as well as the onramp to southbound I-5 from Gravelly Lake Boulevard.

Traffic backed up to the exit for state Route 512 by 3:45 p.m.

Two people were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, according to West Pierce Fire & Rescue.

The roadway reopened about 4:30 p.m., according to the Washington state Department of Transportation.

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