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Here is what’s snarling Bellingham’s rush hour traffic on I-5 near Sunset

A WSDOT traffic camera at Northwest Avenue shows a backup on southbound Interstate 5 after a crash blocked all lanes of north of Sunset Drive. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes on Friday.
A WSDOT traffic camera at Northwest Avenue shows a backup on southbound Interstate 5 after a crash blocked all lanes of north of Sunset Drive. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes on Friday. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 north of Sunset Drive have reopened after a collision blocked them, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation and emergency radio traffic, but the backup is about three miles long, WSDOT says.

Shortly before 4 p.m., emergency responders were called to a roll-over crash on southbound I-5 north of Sunset Drive, according to WSDOT and emergency radio traffic.

One car blocked both lanes of the interstate, according to WSDOT.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes or delay their trip through the area, WSDOT said.

Reporter Denver Pratt joined The Bellingham Herald in 2017 and covers courts and criminal and social justice. She has worked in Montana, Florida and Virginia.
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