The repair began about 6 a.m. on southbound I-5 near the West Seattle Bridge. By 7:15 a.m., traffic was backed up to Lynnwood area.
An emergency-repair job on an Interstate 5 South expansion joint clogged traffic through downtown Seattle Wednesday morning.
The joint was “about 50 years old,” according to a Washington State Department of Transportation spokesperson. “Old joints sometimes pop up” during regular inspections, the spokesperson said.
The repair began about 6 a.m. on southbound I-5 near the West Seattle Bridge. Two lanes were blocked.
By 7:15 a.m., traffic was backed up to the Lynnwood area.
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