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TRAFFIC: I-5 North near Blaine closed for overturned semi-truck

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A traffic camera near the accident.

SEATTLE — Northbound Interstate 5 at milepost 270 near Blaine is slated to be closed for two hours as officials work to remove an overturned semi-truck.

Washington State Department of Transportation officials closed the road just after 8:30 a.m. for about two hours to remove a large semi truck that flipped around 4:20 a.m. near Peace Portal Drive.

Drivers in passenger vehicles will follow a signed detour, exiting at milepost 270 and going north on Portal Way through downtown Blaine to D Street and then back onto I-5. Trucks will continue on and use State Route 543.

Drivers headed to Vancouver should expect backups.

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2 comments

  • open1337

    Drivers should be rerouted back to Canada where they shall remain, until they can learn how to drive in the United States. That means not driving 80 plus mph in a 60 and 70 mph zone. Learning to use the turn signal indicator lever, which let's people know what you intend to do. And not loitering in the number one lane except to pass.