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News: Semi crash shuts down I-5 SB for hours near Blaine

by | Sep 28, 2022 | Accidents in the News |

WHATCOM COUNTY, WA — A semi-truck wreck and a resulting diesel spill closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near southeast Blaine, reports King 5.

The accident took place on the southbound interstate just south of Peach Portal Drive (milepost 273). Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after 5:30 a.m.

No information has been shared regarding the circumstances behind the crash, but officials said a volume of diesel fuel was spilled onto the roadway.

All southbound lanes in the area remained blocked for about six hours as crews worked to clear the scene.

One lane was reopened at around 10:00 a.m., and shortly before 11:00 a.m., all lanes were reopened to normal traffic.

No injuries have been reported at this time.


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