ODOT traffic cam shows backed up traffic on I-5 following a traffic crash.

Viaduct crash snarls traffic on I-5

A vehicle crash on the Interstate 5 viaduct Thursday morning temporarily halted southbound traffic on the freeway stretch, the Oregon Department of Transportation reported.

The crash happened at 8:02 a.m. near milepost 29, according to emergency dispatch records.

Two vehicles, a passenger car and a semi truck, were involved, Oregon State Police said. OSP said there were no injuries reported, but an ambulance did respond to the scene.

Traffic was temporary held to allow crews to sweep debris and to allow the ambulance to come from exit 27. The southbound loop ramp at exit 30 was also temporarily closed.

"There was glass in the fast lane from the crash," said ODOT spokesman Gary Leaming. "It was a momentary hold, probably about a minute or so."

The freeway reopened at about 8:45 a.m., Leaming said. Congestion is still expected as vehicles clear.

Plans to pour a concrete overlay on part of the bridge deck at the freeway's nearby Barnett Road overpass are still on for today, Leaming said, with roadwork expected to start at 9:30 a.m. Construction crews will pour a concrete overlay on one half of the bridge deck, and "traffic will be slowed to avoid vibration and to get a good bond and cure," an email from Leaming reads.

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