Hay truck crash closed I-5 NB at Marquam Bridge for 7 hours

I-5 lanes reopen after semi crash on Marquam Bridge

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A semi truck carrying a load of hay crashed Monday morning, closing Interstate 5 at the Marquam Bridge for seven hours.

The rollover crash happened at about 4:40 a.m., at the I-5 and I-84 split off the bridge.  At 10:40 a.m., a tow truck was just removing the tractor and two trailers. The lanes were reopened about 11:45.

The name and condition of the driver were not available.

The closure of I-5 northbound also affected the inbound U.S. 26 commute, stretching it out to 90 minutes from Brookwood Parkway into downtown Portland.

Commuters on 99W were at a virtual standstill.

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