Must be tempting to just turn around and go home.
People commuting to Seattle from the South Sound on Thursday had a terrible morning after two crashes caused a backup on Interstate 5 that extended at times for 10 miles from around Kent/Des Moines into Pierce County, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The first crash, involving a vehicle and a semi truck, occurred around 4:30 a.m. at South 272nd Street in Federal Way. Multiple northbound lanes were closed for several hours as crews cleared that scene. Just as they finished, around 9 a.m., a second crash involving multiple vehicles occurred between South 296th Street and South 317th Street, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson.