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UPDATED: All lanes of southbound I-5 closed in Skagit County

SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. — Commuters were advised to use alternate routes after all lanes of southbound I-5 at Anderson Road in Mount Vernon were closed following a fatal collision involving a pedestrian about 5am on Wednesday, July 27th.

Approximate location of the lane closure

As of 6:30am, officials with Washington Department of Transportation reported there was no estimate for when the lanes may be reopened. A 2-mile traffic backup extended to the College Way interchange.

Traffic was being diverted off and then immediately back on to the I-5 southbound lanes via the off- and on-ramps at the Anderson Road interchange.

Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Jacob Kennett said all lanes were reopened by 7:45am. They had been closed while WSP investigated the incident.

According to a press memo from WSP, a 62-year-old Sedro Woolley man walked into the southbound lanes and was struck by a semi-truck that was unable to stop in time. The man was declared deceased at the scene.

One Comment

  1. Stephanie Cox July 27, 2022

    My heart goes out to the Family….

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