PORTLAND -- A dramatic wreck blocked northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Rose Quarter in one of two crashes that snarled traffic in Portland Thursday.
Around 4 p.m., a truck and Volkswagen collided closing all but one lane on I-5. All lanes were reopened before 5 p.m. but the backup stretched for miles.
At least one person was taken to the hospital.
Traffic was also snarled on Highway 30 after a crash under the St. Johns Bridge Thursday. Police closed the bridge in both directions from about 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. while responding to a possibly suicidal woman. She was talked into ending her attempt.
Highway 30 was later re-opened around the crash under the bridge.
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