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Truck rolls over on I-5 in Seattle amid viaduct closure

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SEATTLE — A rollover crash on Interstate 5 was blocking several lanes Tuesday morning in north Seattle.

The truck was on its side around 9:00 a.m. near Northgate in Seattle. It appeared to spill a load of dirt onto the freeway.

According to the Seattle Fire Department, the driver of the truck was not injured in the crash.

Q13 News traffic expert Adam Gehrke said the backup was four miles and growing.

The road was reopened about 11 a.m.

There was no estimated time for reopening. Troopers said to expect long delays in the area and to consider alternate routes.

This comes shortly after the Alaskan Way Viaduct, a major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront, closed last Friday forcing nearly 100,000 commuters a day to find alternate routes.

Washington’s transportation agency says this will be the longest major highway closure the Puget Sound region has ever seen — dubbing it the “Seattle Squeeze.”

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