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Emergency bridge deck repair snarls traffic on I-5 through Seattle ahead of Seahawks game

Emergency bridge deck repair on the Interstate 5 Ship Canal Bridge caused traffic backups Thursday morning in Seattle.

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the two right northbound lanes of I-5 were blocked starting around 10:30 a.m. Officials said the work was finished at 12:20 p.m.

Northbound traffic was backing up through Downtown Seattle into the SODO neighborhood.

Drivers were encouraged to take alternate routes, including the I-5 northbound express lanes.

Check our live traffic map here and watch live video of the repair work in the player above.


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