Updated: Wreck cleared on Tacoma Narrows bridge that snarled traffic on Friday evening
Update 2, 7:11 p.m.: All clear on the Narrows bridge now, WSDOT reports. Looks like traffic is moving again on westbound SR 16.
Update, 6:49 p.m.: WSDOT reports only one lane is now blocked, but traffic is backed up past Pearl Street on the Tacoma side.
Original post: Traffic was snarled on the westbound span of the Tacoma Narrows bridge on Friday evening.
A multi-vehicle wreck closed three lanes of Route 16 about 5:54 p.m., the state Department of Transportation reported. Two lanes were still blocked as of 6:04 p.m., WSDOT tweeted.
Traffic was backed up past Jackson Street on the Tacoma side, according to the department’s Travel Center Map.
There was not an immediate estimate of when the lanes would reopen.
Collision on SR 16 WB at MP 7.8 near Tacoma Narrows Bridge Mid-Span beginning at 5:54 pm on May 26, 2023 until further notice. The 2 left lanes are blocked.
— WSDOT Tacoma (@wsdot_tacoma) May 27, 2023