I-5 bridge collapse survivor says she can't swim

I-5 bridge collapse survivor says she can't swim

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by KGW Video Producer

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Posted on May 28, 2013 at 7:59 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 28 at 10:56 AM

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- A woman who survived the bridge collapse in Washington state said she doesn't know how to swim.

Sally Sligh said her husband pulled her out of the water and kept her calm after their pickup truck fell into the Skagit River last Thursday when the Interstate 5 bridge collapsed. She told KING-TV her husband is her hero.

The hospice nurse was in the hospital overnight after the accident.

Work crews pulled their truck out of the river Monday.

The Washington State Department of Transportation said the rest of the cleanup operation will be done carefully due to uncertainty over the stability of the wreckage.

Tuesday was the first normal work and school day since the bridge collapse, so state officials are asking drivers in the area to allow an extra 30-to-60 minutes for their morning drive around the detours.

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