Lots of sirens in the Portal Way / Grandview area around midnight were the result of a single-car accident northbound I-5 just before the Grandview interchange. A car was reported to have left the freeway and impacted a tree. One witness described the vehicle as “crumpled like an accordion.” Freeway reduced to one lane in the area while troopers investigate. UPDATE 5/22/15 10:55am – Full story at The Bellingham Herald.
Lots of flashing lights in the sky around 1am were the result of a very active lightning storm over Vancouver Island to the southeast of Ferndale. It was close enough to see but far enough away not to hear.