Friday afternoon accident blocking traffic on Interstate 5 near the Lakeway exit

A vehicle crash blocked a northbound lane of Interstate 5 near Lakeway Drive on Friday afternoon at the beginning of rush hour traffic.

The collision happened around 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept 27. According to Washington State Department of Transportation’s Twitter account the collision was blocking the left lane but tying up traffic in both northbound lanes. WSDOT was advising that it will create traffic delays.

As of 5:15 p.m. traffic was moving slowly northbound on I5, but the backup stretched to the Old Fairhaven Parkway exit. The accident was cleared but traffic remained heavy in the area.

Dave Gallagher has covered the Whatcom County business community since 1998. Retail, real estate, jobs and port redevelopment are among the topics he covers.