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Nooksack Road (SR9) fully blocked due to early morning crash

EVERSON, Wash. — An early morning crash at Nooksack and Hopewell Roads has resulted in both lanes being closed as of 8am. Washington State Department of Transportation report a detour has been set up via Goodwin and S Pass Roads.

First responders were dispatched to the area about 2:30am, Friday, June 23rd, due to a report of a vehicle versus pole crash. Initial reports from the scene were that lines were down across the road.

As of 8am, no estimate for reopening the road was available.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Kelsey Harding told Whatcom News they had arrested the driver, Filimon Tellez Montecino, age 37, and booked him into the Whatcom County Jail charged with suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).

Update 10:30am: WSDOT reports the road has been reopened.

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