Southbound I-5 in Chehalis will be closed until Thursday evening after a semi crash

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CHEHALIS, Wash. — All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 are blocked Thursday morning after a semi crash, and the Department of Ecology said the freeway likely wouldn’t reopen until about 6 p.m.

Washington State Patrol trooper Will Finn says the driver was seriously hurt in the crash and airlifted to the hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown.

Southbound traffic on I-5 is being diverted onto Chamber of Commerce Way.

A photo from the scene showed a semi on its side with a mangled cab.

WSP photo

WSP photo

Northbound traffic was not blocked, but traffic was moving through the scene slowly as the crash happened under the West Street bridge.

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I-5 & NW Chamber of Commerce Way, Chehalis, WA