CHEHALIS, Wash. -- A crash involving a semi-truck and two vehicles closed all lanes of southbound Interstate 5 at milepost 79 in Chehalis for several hours Thursday morning.
WSDOT said the driver of the semi suffered injuries and was airlifted to a hospital. Trooper Will Finn later tweeted the driver suffered non-life threatening injuries: a broken arm, fingers and face lacerations.
At one point there was a five-mile backup in the southbound lanes. A detour was set up at Chamber Way.
The impact of the crash also scattered debris into oncoming northbound lanes of I-5, but traffic in the northbound lanes was not affected.
The roadway was reopened at about 1:30 p.m.