Flipped car on I-5 near Federal Way causes traffic backups into Fife

Staff report

A car that flipped on Interstate 5 near Federal Way was causing major traffic backups early Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The accident occurred about 6:20 a.m. on northbound I-5 near state Route 18.

The crash blocked two lanes and traffic extended about 3 miles into Pierce County.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.

Update as of 6:57 a.m. The car had been set upright but traffic was moving slowly.