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Bus crash injures 11, brings Highway 520 to a halt

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SEATTLE – Highway 520 has reopened after a huge crash snarled traffic in the eastbound lanes in Seattle and 11 people were injured Tuesday afternoon.

The crash involving several cars and a bus happened just after 1:00 p.m.

All lanes of SR 520 were blocked headed east before the Montlake exit for nearly 2 hours.

Susan Gregg at Harborview Medical Center said 9 patients were transported to the hospital, 8 women and one man.  All patients were between the ages of 40-60 years old and all were awake and alert with non life threatening injuries.  The remaining patients were treated at the scene.

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The highway was blocked much of the early afternoon causing major traffic gridlock on I-5 and connecting streets.

WSDOT was advising drivers to take the I-90 floating bridge to cross Lake Washington.

Drivers stuck between the accident and I-5 were directed to turn around and carefully drive the wrong way on 520 back to the interstate.

A Sound Transit bus was also seen backing slowly down the ramp from 520 onto I-5.

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