Protesters block all northbound I-5 lanes in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Protesters blocked all northbound I-5 lanes in Bellingham near Lakeway Drive Saturday afternoon. The protest was against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

WHAT TO KNOW:

  • Anti-DAPL protesters blocked NB I-5 in Bellingham Saturday
  • Protest occurred around 1:30 p.m.
  • Traffic was backed up by 4 miles
  • Multi-vehicle crash and rollover caused by protest, WSP officials said

The protest was underway around 1:30 p.m. At that time, traffic was backed up by four miles.

Washington State Patrol officials said police responded and moved the protest off the roadway.

Five cars were blocking the road and around 100 people were participating. Officials said those in the front of the line were chained together.

Tow trucks were called to remove the blocking cars. Saturday evening, officials with the Washington State Patrol said a 5-vehicle collision nearby on I-5 was caused by the protest.

One person was injured.

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#BREAKING: Protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline are blocking all northbound I-5 lanes in Bellingham near Lakeway Drive. Watch live here. >> kiro.tv/BellinghamBlocked

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Saturday, February 11, 2017

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