Two multiple-vehicle crashes Friday afternoon near the Maple Street exit in downtown Spokane caused significant delays, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The state said in a news release that two minor-injury crashes – one involving five cars and the other involving four cars – were responsible for the traffic backups.
Trooper Ryan Senger said the crash, which was reported around 3:45 p.m., was blocking the left and center westbound lanes immediately after the crash. WSDOT later said in Twitter that the lanes had reopened.
Senger said he was unsure what caused the crashes.
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