Dramatic accident on I-5 backs up morning traffic 8 miles

Thursday, March 10, 2011

On Wednesday, March 9, at 5:15 a.m. a mobile home southbound on I-5 just north of the 175th exit in Shoreline skidded and rolled over multiple times, destroying the vehicle and scattering it in pieces all over the road and up the hillside.

The vehicle broke through the guardrail and was in such disrepair that it had to be towed by a special tow truck (Class C tow). The road was not cleared completely until after 8 a.m.

At one point, there were 8-mile back ups.

SR 99 through Shoreline was also congested as people who took the detour route ran into the Aurora corridor construction.

According to news reports, the driver was not physically harmed, although she was shaken and confused, originally telling rescue workers there were passengers in her RV, which was in fact empty.

The photo is from a WSDOT Traffic Cam, as seen on TwitPics. WSDOT has begun sending out traffic alerts on its Traffic Twitter Feed.  If your email program does not display the photo or if you want a larger view, look here.

RV is winched onto the flatbed on SB I-5 at 175th in Shorelin... on Twitpic


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