Jackknifed Semi Blocked I-5 Southbound and Northbound Lanes Near Vader Monday

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The left lanes of Interstate 5 southbound and northbound were blocked Monday afternoon after a semitruck collision in the southbound lane near Vader.

The crash happened at about 1 p.m. at milepost 59, initially blocking all southbound lanes and the left northbound lane, according to Washington State Department of Transportation.

The semitruck driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Trooper Will Finn, public information officer.

Traffic was backed up in both directions Monday afternoon.