Crash near Bellingham briefly blocks all lanes of NB I-5 traffic

BELLINGHAM -- A crash on Interstate 5 just south of Bellingham briefly blocked all lanes of northbound traffic Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. at North Lake Samish Road, the Washington State Department of Transportation said.

At 9 a.m., there was a 2-mile backup in the area. Traffic was rerouted off I-5 at N. Lake Samish, and then routed back to the interstate.

One lane of traffic reopened at 9:05 a.m. The roadway was fully open by 10 a.m.