Here's how to avoid the I-5 traffic mess after the Thurston County oil spill

Here's how to avoid the I-5 traffic mess after the Thurston County oil spill

Here’s how to avoid the I-5 traffic mess after the Thurston County oil spill

A tanker carrying 4,000 gallons of used motor oil overturned on I-5 Wednesday morning at the Thurston County line, blocking all northbound lanes.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

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Check the real-time traffic camera

This link can show you the traffic conditions, and also give you a picture that updates every 2 minutes.

Check the WSDOT – Southwest Twitter account 

This is the quickest way to get information from WSDOT crews at the scene. At 12:21 p.m., crews reopened two northbound lanes of I-5 near Centralis. One right lane remained closed.

Roughly a half hour earlier, crews asked people to delay or cancel trips if possible, so it appears cleanup is going faster than expected.

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