Although all lanes have been reopened, the travel times heading north due to the backup will impact commutes, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Trucks towing away vehicles from the scene of a collision led to a six-mile backup on northbound Interstate 405 earlier today.
All northbound lanes were closed for an hour and were reopened at 3:58 p.m. Travel times increased due to the backup, according to the Washington state Department of Transportation.
WSDOT advised commuters heading north from Kirkland to use alternate roads and plan accordingly.
According to a tweet from WSDOT, the commute from Bellevue to Bothell was estimated at 45 minutes shortly after the incident.