Downed powerlines blocked the I-5 ramps to and from South Spokane Street for several hours Tuesday morning, WSDOT said.
The lanes became blocked at about 8:30 a.m. Drivers were told to use alternate routes.
Officials are not sure what caused the pole to go down. SDOT confirmed it belonged to them, and they were on scene working with SPD to determine why the pole fell.
The ramps reopened shortly before 11 a.m.
#Seattle: If you're traveling to Beacon Hill or Columbia City, the I-5 on-ramps to South Columbian Way are closed in both directions due to down power lines on S Columbian Way. Use alternate exits or expect long delays! pic.twitter.com/NV8hxdHM6U— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) July 2, 2019
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