SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA — A vehicle accident early Thursday morning closed an offramp on Interstate 405 northbound for hours near Lynnwood, according to Washington State Department of Transportation.
The guardrail for this off-ramp got damaged in the collision and knocked into the roadway. We have a maintenance crew on the way to clear the damage.
Off-ramp is from NB I-405 to SB I-5 in Lynnwood and is closed. No ETA yet on reopening. https://t.co/tnZ3hzdAjO pic.twitter.com/YwsNnT1heR
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) August 12, 2021
The collision impacted the offramp from I-405 northbound to Interstate 5 southbound and was first reported by WSDOT at 3:45 a.m.
No details have been reported on the vehicles involved, but a guardrail on the ramp was damaged and pushed into the roadway as a result of the accident.
The ramp was reported closed shortly after 4:00 a.m. as maintenance crews worked to repair the broken guardrail and clear the scene.
WSDOT recommended that motorists divert through the next exit, make a right on Alderwood Mall Parkway, and turn left to enter state Route 525, and then use the exit to get on I-5 southbound.
By 5:16 a.m., the offramp was reopened in time for the morning commute.
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