COMMUTE ALERT: Backup northbound I-5 through Bellingham

File photo of night traffic on I-5.
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It is just a few minutes before the 5pm commute begins and traffic is backing up on northbound I-5 from the Sunset Drive interchange.

As of 4:55pm, traffic appears slow moving between the Samish Way interchange and the Sunset Drive interchange. The reason for the backup is not known.

As of 5:20pm, no reason for the backup has been determined but Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reports the left lane is partially blocked by a vehicle just north of Lakeway Drive.

Drivers can monitor the situation real-time from the Discover Ferndale traffic page.

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