An Interstate 5 closure caused several hours of delay and a miles-long backup Friday afternoon near the Whatcom and Skagit county line.
All lanes of northbound and southbound I-5, as well as the overpass, near North Lake Samish at milepost 246 were closed due to an incident with a suicidal man on the overpass, according to Washington State Patrol.
Southbound lanes near Old Fairhaven Parkway at milepost 250 were also closed.
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The roadways were closed for roughly two hours before the man was taken into custody minutes before 4 p.m. Friday. He was later taken to a local hospital.
The backup stretched for around five miles past the Bow Hill Rest Area and caused alternate routes to become jammed too.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
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This story will be updated.