I-5 NB closed at Marquam Bridge after fiery truck crash

I-5 NB closed at Marquam Bridge after fiery truck crash

I-5 NB closed at Marquam Bridge after fiery truck crash

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

PORTLAND -- All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed on the Marquam Bridge Tuesday afternoon after a fiery rollover crash involving a semi-truck, officials said.

The crash was reported just after 3 p.m. and Portland Fire and Rescue officials asked that drivers avoid the area if possible. Traffic was backed up past the I-5/I-405 split soon after the crash.

The road was closed while crews responded to the scene, and the backup could last throughout the evening commute, said Kimberly Dinwiddie of the Oregon Dept. of Transportation

The driver escaped the truck, but there was no word on injuries.

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