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SHORELINE, Wash. -- It was a rough day on I-5for some drivers after a massive chain-reaction crash resulted in23 wrecked cars in the southbound lanes in Shoreline.

Amazingly, only one person suffered a minor injury in the accident.

The accident happened during the noon hour by the NE 145th Street onramp in Shoreline. The accident blocked all southbound lanes of I-5 and traffic was diverted onto NE 145th Street for about an hour. Traffic was backed up for at least four miles to State Route 104. Three lanes of SB I-5 have since re-opened.

A Washington State Patrol trooper said rain, sunshine, and cars following the vehicle in front of them too closely likely caused the crash. He said he expects many citations to be issued.

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