WSDOT: No timeline on when I-5 South will reopen at train derailment site
DUPONT, Wash. – At a briefing early Wednesday morning, the Washington State Department of Transportation said there’s not timeline set for when Interstate 5 South will reopen near the scene of the deadly train derailment in DuPont, Wash.
Officials were hoping to reopen the interstate Wednesday, but now they say they don’t know if that will be possible.
Crews still need to remove the Amtrak locomotive from the scene.
Authorities expect I-5 traffic will pick up as the morning goes on.
Officials continue to recommend the 75-mile detour on SR 3 and SR 16. They say it was “underused” Tuesday.
More people were choosing to take SR 7 to SR 507, causing traffic congestion.