• Traffic backs up for miles on NB I-5 in North Seattle


    SEATTLE - Only one lane of traffic was open on northbound I-5 near Northeast 85th Street for a fatality investigation Thursday.

    The lanes were closed for about two hours.  Three lanes were reopened at about 8:15 a.m. The final lane opened shortly before 9 a.m.

    At the height of the slowdown, traffic was backed up about 7 miles, all the way to the Michigan curve.

    The Washington State Patrol is investigating. A drone was used to map out the scene where a woman died.

    As of about 9 a.m., traffic remained backed up to the Georgetown area of Seattle




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