Alert for I-5 drivers: B-1 bomber to be trucked from Portland to Seattle

B-1 Bomber

Credit: Paul Crock / AFP via Getty Images

A B-1 bomber on display at a March 2011 airshow in Australia.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 7 at 5:44 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The state Transportation Department says drivers from Portland to Seattle might encounter a large load on Interstate 5 overnight Friday and early Sunday.
 
A B-1 bomber fuselage owned by Boeing is being trucked from Portland International Airport to Boeing Field in Seattle. It will take up all the lanes in some place on the freeway.

Four or five Washington State Patrol cars are escorting the bomber. It leaves Portland about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Traveling about 30 mph, it's expected in the Olympia area by 6 a.m. Saturday. It's scheduled to leave Olympia at 2:30 a.m. Sunday and reach Boeing Field by 6:30 a.m. Sunday

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