I-5 reopens in Tacoma after semi hit barrier, closing all lanes

TACOMA, Wash. — Both directions of I-5 were closed for hours in Tacoma after a semi crash early Thursday.

Troopers say a semi-truck heading southbound lost control on the wet highway at about 1:50 a.m. and landed on top of the center concrete Jersey barrier near SR 16.

As has happened in the same area previously, the semi pushed a section of barrier into the northbound lanes.

WSDOT crews had to replace the damaged barrier and reset the sections that were knocked out of place. They also had to clean up a fuel spill.

Traffic was diverted at South 38th Street through the collector-distributor lanes.

All lanes reopened at about 6 a.m.

No one was hurt, and no other vehicles were involved.