• I-5 closure south of Olympia backs up traffic for hours Monday

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    UPDATE, 11:19 p.m.: WSDOT officials said all lanes of southbound I-5 have reopened.

    10:49 p.m.: All lanes of northbound I-5 have reopened.

    6:45 p.m.: WSDOT officials said southbound I-5 will remain closed. Crews have temporarily reopened a portion of SB I-5 in order to let driver through. Once all drivers are through, crews will close southbound lanes again. 

    Drivers can take a detour around the crash scene through 93rd Avenue in Tumwater and State Route 121 in Maytown. 

    Crews will work late into the night to fully reopen the highway.

    5:45 p.m.: All but one northbound lane were reopened, though traffic was moving slowly around the scene.

    5:26 p.m.: Two fo the four semi trucks were removed and crews were pushing lumber out of the way.

    4:47 p.m.: One northbound lane is back open. Southbound lanes are still blocked and drivers are advised to use the detour mapped below.

    ORIGINAL TEXT: All lanes of Interstate 5 were blocked Monday afternoon about 12 miles south of Olympia after a crash involving multiple semi trucks. 

    Watch a livestream below, a see a map of a detour below the live player. No serious injuries were reported. 

    You can get traffic updates as push alerts with the KIRO 7 News App. 

    The crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. The crash occurred about 10 miles north of Grand Mound 


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