Crash on Glenn Jackson bridge snarls I-205 south

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance

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Updated: January 12, 2012, 8:30 AM

 

A three-car crash on the Glenn Jackson bridge caused a significant backup on Interstate 205 southbound on Thursday morning.

The crash was reported just before 7 a.m. The Vancouver Fire Department, Washington State Patrol and Portland police responded.

The crash, which occurred just before the Airport Way exit, was between two trucks and a car, said Kevin Stromberg, a Vancouver Fire spokesman. Everybody was out of their vehicles and no one complained of injuries when Engine 6 arrived on scene, Stromberg said.

At first, the two right lanes of the bridge were closed. Around 7:20 a.m., police reopened one of the lanes.

Southbound traffic on I-205 was backed up to state Highway 500 by 7:45 a.m. Westbound Mill Plain Boulevard and SR-500 were also backed up before on-ramps to I-205, according to Washington State Department of Transportation traffic cameras.

Everything appeared to be back to normal around 8:20 a.m.