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Multi-vehicle crashes blocked traffic on I-5 this afternoon

FERNDALE, Wash. — Law enforcement and aid crews were dispatched about 1pm today, August 25th, to a report of a mult-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of I-5 south of the Main Street interchange.

Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Ben Boyko said there were 6 people in the 3 cars involved and all refused medical aid.

Washington State Patrol were on-scene investigating. Other law enforcement agencies were also assisting.

The right lane remained open and, as of 1:15pm, northbound traffic was backed up over a mile to the south.

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WSDOT Traffic Camera looking south from Main Street (August 25, 2020).

As this story was being written, a second crash in the backup involving 3 vehicles was reported. Boyko said people involved at that crash also refused medical aid. The left lane remained open around that crash.

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