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Traffic incident on I-5 impacted the late morning commute

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FERNDALE, Wash. — Law enforcement and fire/aid personnel were dispatched just before 8am to I-5 south of W Smith Road for a traffic incident. Initial reports from the scene indicated vehicles were parked along the shoulders of both northbound and southbound lanes and at least 1 vehicle was off the road in the southbound lanes.

1 lane of southbound I-5 was blocked by emergency vehicles and traffic had backed up to the Main Street interchange. Both lanes were reopened as of 8:15am.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman said a northbound vehicle had crossed over into the southbound lanes.

This story will be updated if more information becomes available.

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