Accident triggers backup on westbound I-90

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011, 3:25 P.M.

Westbound lanes of Interstate 90 have slowed to a crawl through downtown Spokane after an accident occurred on construction lanes just west of Maple Street.

The Washington State Patrol reported that the 3 p.m. accident was blocking the left-hand lane that runs through a narrow chute next to concrete barriers. The accident involved at least one injury, but details were not available.

Traffic on the viaduct in downtown was stop-and-go at 3:30 p.m., but was flowing at low speeds just after 4 p.m.

The construction lanes on the Latah Creek Bridge were installed as part of a larger project to rehabilitate bridges and concrete lanes from the Maple Street on-ramp to the top of Sunset Hill.

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