• I-5 reopens after tanker truck overturns near downtown Seattle

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    SEATTLE - The northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 5 reopened Monday night, nearly eight hours after a tanker truck overturned near downtown Seattle. 

    PHOTOS: Tanker carrying butane crashes, closes I-5, I-90

    The tanker crashed at about 10:11 a.m., and two or three other vehicles were involved in the crash.

    Responders said the truck was carrying propane. 

    Both directions of I-5 were closed between I-90 and the West Seattle Bridge because of the crash.

    Three male patients were taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition and with non-life-threatening injuries.
     
    Seattle police and the Washington State Patrol evacuated the homeless camps under I-5 and put out campfires.
     
    A hazmat team was at the scene as crews were off loading the propane in the tank.
     
    At about 6 p.m., the trailer was lifted upright and both directions of I-5 reopened. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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