EVERETT — No serious injuries were reported after crashes closed down westbound U.S. 2 for much of Tuesday morning.
Both crashes happened on the trestle shortly before 9 a.m., Washington State Patrol trooper Travis Shearer said. The highway was closed for about 90 minutes.
Around that time, a disabled vehicle on the westbound on-ramp from 20th Street SE also added to the significant backup, according to the state Department of Transportation.
One of the crashes involved three cars, one of which rolled over, Shearer said. It happened mid-span, just before the Snohomish River. Injuries were described as minor, but folks still were being evaluated, he said. There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash.
“We’ll get more follow-up as the troopers finish investigating,” Shearer said.
The other crash involved a two-car fender-bender, also on the trestle, with no injuries. The fender-bender happened east of the three-car crash, Shearer said. Troopers were investigating whether the fender-bender was related to the backup. It wasn’t immediately clear which happened first, though.