All lanes of the bridge opened around 6:30 p.m. Friday after the crash roughly 1.5 hours earlier that closed the northbound portion completely and limited the southbound stretch to one lane.
A crash involving five vehicles on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge injured three people and caused heavy traffic delays throughout the area during Friday’s evening rush hour.
All lanes of the bridge, which links the Queen Anne and Fremont neighborhoods, opened around 6:30 p.m. The crash occurred roughly one-and-a-half hours earlier and closed the northbound portion completely and limited the southbound stretch to one lane.
The circumstances that led up to the collision remain unknown.
Medics took one victim to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries after extricating that person from a vehicle by cutting off its roof, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
Firefighters treated the two other victims at the scene of crash, the department said.
No further details on the three people, including their ages and genders, were immediately available.
As traffic from the roadway closure spilled onto surrounding roads, drivers and bus riders throughout the neighborhoods experienced delays.
Transportation officials urged commuters to avoid the bridge.