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Interstate Bridge Collapses in NW Wash.; People in Water

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water.

Trooper Mark Francis says the four-lane bridge collapsed about 7 p.m. PDT.

Francis says he has no immediate estimate of how many people are in the water or whether there are any injuries or deaths.

He doesn’t know what caused the collapse.

A Skagit Valley Herald reporter at the scene says a sheriff’s office rescue boat has arrived and rescue crews are looking for people in the water.

The reporter saw one person sitting atop one vehicle in the water and could see a second vehicle as well.

The newspaper reports that crowds of people are lining the river to watch the scene unfold.


  • bagpip

    So who is to blame for this? EVERY POLITICIAN IN OFFICE! We MUST remove every incumbent in office before they will understand that they work for us. They vote pay raises for themselves, cut all aid to seniors, disabled, and vets, and on top of that insult they have added pay raises for the filthy rich idiots (themselves) who are to blame for this mess. We need to take back our country and get rid of these scumbags once and for all. VOTE OUT EVERY INCUMBENT!