Several crashes led to a nightmare commute north to Bellingham. Everything from a pickup with car trailer attached flipping into a ditch after losing control to an SUV rear-ending a semi to several semis spinning out ultimately closed I-5 in the northbound direction at exit 250. Traffic backed up for miles on the icy stretch of I-5, with an 30-90 minute delay to detour. The main wreck that closed the freeway involved a semi-trailer that lost control on an icy curve and ended up ricocheting off both guardrails before coming to rest blocking the roadway. Just a quarter mile later, another semi slid off the left side of the roadway, bounced off the cable barrier, and came to rest facing traffic on the right shoulder.
Ice havoc on NB I-5 in Bellingham
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