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November 22, 2010 at 9:52 PM

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I-5: Seattle area's newest parking lot

Posted by Beth Kaiman

From Staff Reporter Jim Brunner:

Interstate 5 northbound turned into a virtual parking lot Monday night around Lake City Way. At least two buses were stranded on the freeway there, with traffic being routed to a single lane.

With no northbound express lanes, traffic backed up to a crawl for miles.

To make matters worse, the Lake City Way exit was also blocked by a stranded semi truck and at least one other disabled vehicle. There was no sign warning of this (at least that I saw between the U-District and the scene).

After the stranded buses, traffic was moving freely, though the wind picked up and snow flurries appear more extreme as you approach Shoreline.

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