Lanes reopen after crash blocks both directions of I-5 near JBLM main gate

A crash blocked all lanes in both directions of Interstate 5 near the main gate of Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Tuesday afternoon, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced.

WSDOT tweeted about the incident just before 3:15 p.m.

Just after 4:45 p.m., Washington State Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer announced that all southbound lanes had reopened and one northbound lane was reopened. At 7:47 p.m., WSDOT tweeted that a second northbound lane had reopened.

All northbound lanes were back open by 10:15 p.m.

According to Reyer, the crash involved a semi-truck and a car going the wrong way on northbound I-5. The wrong-way driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

No serious injuries were reported.