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State Patrol: Jackknifed semi blocks I-5 in Everett

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EVERETT, Wash. - A semi truck jackknifed on Interstate 5 southbound n Everett on Friday afternoon, snarling traffic just ahead of the commute, the Washington State Patrol reports.

Troopers responded to the scene, between Broadway and Everett Mall Way, at about 1:30 p.m. after receiving reports of an accident involving a semi rig.

A jackknifed semi believed to carrying a double trailer load of cement was found blocking the three center lanes. Four lanes were blocked, the State Patrol reports.

The incident was cleared about 3:30 p.m,, but a backup remained.

The circumstances leading up to the crash are under investigation.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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This is a developing news story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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