KING COUNTY, WA — Emergency crews were called to a rollover wreck late Wednesday morning on Interstate 405 in east Bothell, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The accident was reported on the northbound lanes at the exit to State Route 522, southeast of the University of Washington – Bothell. First responders arrived on the scene at about 11:20 a.m.
It remains unclear what led up to the crash, but both toll lanes and the left general purpose lane were initially reported closed. Shortly after, the closure expanded to include the far right lane, leaving only one lane open to traffic at the interchange.
Northbound I-405 is down to 1 open lane right now by the SR 522 interchange in @CityofBothell. There’s a rollover collision blocking the 3 left lanes and the far right lane.
Emergency crews are on scene responding.
Expect lengthy delays or seek alternate routes! pic.twitter.com/L9KWwG5aGQ
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) March 15, 2023
Motorists were warned of long delays in the area. Alternate routes were recommended.
By 11:55 a.m., multiple lanes had reopened, leaving only the right lane blocked, but a three-mile backup had already formed in the area, and a heavy emergency response remained.
Though crews were still at the scene by 12:17 p.m., all lanes had reopened to traffic, which was recovering from delays.
Authorities have not disclosed the conditions of those involved.
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