Collision backs up traffic on I-5 through Bellingham

A car crash on Interstate 5 just north of the Iowa Street exit caused a backup on the freeway for about 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19.

The collision was first reported by the Washington State Department of Transportation at about 4:20 p.m. Fire crews had cleared the roadway in about 30 minutes but traffic continued to be slow through that area.

Aid crews and Washington State Patrol troopers were on the scene. No further details were immediately available.