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Traffic delays caused for a long morning commute Monday. From SDOT.

SEATTLE — Seattle City Light apologized for causing long backups on Interstate 5 near Tukwila this morning, saying extended work made for a delay in opening up the freeway after nighttime closures.

Power crews were working on a project to upgrade towers for transmission distribution lines across I-5 early Monday morning. The work took longer than expected, officials said, and the delay meant a late start in reopening I-5.

All lanes were reopened by 6:30 a.m., but by then a back-up had already began. Traffic delays from SeaTac to Seattle were reported around 90 minutes at 7:30 a.m.

“We apologize to all commuters who were affected by the delay,” Seattle City Light said.



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  • Gotstuckinthatish

    All those Union breaks at night. Construction companies get incentives for completing projects early and reopen roads. These City Light clowns are getting paid hourly so they don’t care.

  • CityLightIdiots

    Apologize all you want, doesn’t change the idiocy of this. You closed the lanes early the night before and I got stuck in that as well. And, why do it when SR900 is closed?? That would have been a great viable alternative…

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