I-205 bridge wreck caused massive backup

I-205 bridge wreck caused massive backup

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Posted on March 18, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:47 AM

PORTLAND -- A wrong-way driver crashed at about 4:20 a.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 205 on the Glenn Jackson Bridge, creating a massive traffic backup for about five hours.

The semi-truck crashed into a car (pictured below), and that driver was taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries. She was expected to survive.

The driver of the semi-truck was not seriously injured and was arrested. Investigators said they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. 

More: Wrong-way semi-truck hits car on I-205

Photos: Scene of crash and I-205 backup

The collision was near the Washington side of the Columbia River.

As of 9:30 a.m., all northbound lanes were open and two lanes open southbound.  By 10:15 the truck was towed from the scene and all lanes were re-opened.

A second wreck backed up traffic on the best detour early Monday. The left lane westbound was blocked by a wreck about 6 a.m. on State Route 14 about at the Columbia House Boulevard exit.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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