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Traffic Alert: Meridian Street lanes closed south of I-5 after crash

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Law enforcement closed the traffic lanes of Meridian Street between McLeod Road and Birchwood Avenue this morning after a car versus bicyclist collision.

First responders were dispatched to the area about 6:15am.

As of 6:30am, the southbound lanes were closed between McLeod Road and Birchwood Avenue.

As of 7:05am, the northbound lanes were going to also be closed between McLeod Road and Birchwood Avenue.

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At 7:45am, Bellingham Police estimated the road closure would remain in place until at least 9:30am.

Both southbound and northbound lanes were reopened about 8:50am.

As a result of the closure, many southbound I-5 drivers are using the emergency shoulder to queue up to take the Sunset Avenue off-ramp.

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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