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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Standoff involving man with knife closes I-5 near Lakewood

Authorities say Interstate 5 remains closed in both directions near Lakewood after a vehicle crash and the arrest of a man who had refused to surrender to police.

Burning semi truck on I-5 causing traffic backups in Lakewood

A semi truck hauling produce caught fire on northbound Interstate 5 near state Route 512 in Lakewood, blocking several lanes and slowing traffic.

Oregon House Speaker spurs talks on Interstate Bridge

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year to further discussions about replacing the Interstate Bridge, a newspaper reported Friday.

Wildfire that closed key California highway doubles in size

A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size overnight.

California wildfire shuts I-5, prompts new evacuations

A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California prompted officials Wednesday to close both directions of Interstate 5 connecting California and Oregon and issue evacuations.

State patrol studies policy after body not found for 3 days

The Washington State Patrol is re-evaluating procedures after a trooper responded to what seemed to be an abandoned motorcycle crash but turned out to be a fatal crash scene.

UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Authorities: Washington state trooper kills knife-wielding man

Authorities say a Washington State Patrol trooper shot and killed a man along Interstate 5 who had called 911 and requested “suicide by cop” before threatening the officer with a …

Washington Legislature passes Columbia River bridge bill, but Oregon lawmakers busy

Last week, a bill addressing the Interstate 5 bridge between Washington and Oregon sailed out of the Washington Senate. But the message Washington lawmakers tried to send across the river …

Oregon state senator’s wife struck, killed on Interstate 5

Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal crash that killed the wife of a state senator.

NBA star Isaiah Thomas’ sister killed in car accident

NBA star Isaiah Thomas’ sister has died in a one-car accident.

Taco truck serves highway lunch for stranded Seattle drivers

A taco truck that became stranded in a massive Seattle traffic jam came to the rescue of hungry drivers by opening up and serving lunch on the interstate.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

Propane truck rollover closes major highways in Seattle

A tanker truck carrying propane rolled over on a major Seattle highway, causing traffic headaches and concerns about a hazardous materials spill.

Woman killed in head-on crash with ambulance on Interstate 5

The Washington State Patrol says a woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Seattle was killed in a head-on crash with an ambulance.

Women who died after fall from bridge on I-5 identified

Authorities have identified two women who died after falling from a bridge on Interstate 5 following a single-vehicle crash.

Anti-Trump protesters rally in Portland, snarl traffic

Thousands of mostly young protesters rallied against President-elect Donald Trump in Portland, Oregon, disrupting traffic.

Homicide suspect’s flight ends in shootout on I-5

TILLICUM, Wash. (AP) – A dozen police officers shot and killed a homicide suspect during a gun battle along Interstate 5 in Washington state Saturday morning, authorities said.

Officials: I-5 bridge collapse caused by regulatory failures

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says that insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played …

I-5 detours increases crashes in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Detoured traffic from the collapsed I-5 Skagit River bridge has led to an increase in crashes in Mount Vernon.