SEATAC, Wash. — Northbound Interstate 5 lanes in SeaTac have reopened after they were closed for several hours as crews repaired a guardrail following a crash early Wednesday morning.
The repairs were required after a semi-truck struck the guardrail on the right side of the roadway shortly before 5 a.m. The closure was lifted just after 2:30 p.m.
The crash had closed the right lanes, which caused a significant backup. By 7:35 a.m., the backup was 6 miles long, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Roughly 25 sections of the rail, including 100 posts, were damaged and had to be fixed.
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