Cars Backing Up on Freeway To Avoid I-5 Closure

There was a deadly accident involving a semi truck who crashed and lit on fire. Part of interstate 5 at Barbur Blvd is closed as they investigate and clear the accident that happened the previous night at 8:30pm.

KATU News has filmed multiple people backing up on the freeway to attempt to get on 217 to avoid the closure. This is a bad idea.