1 dead, I-5 blocked near Kelso following hailstorm, several crashes

A hailstorm in southwest Washington has caused several car crashes, one of them fatal.

According to Washington State Patrol, northbound I-5 is completely blocked near Kelso and several crashes have stacked up along southbound lanes. State troopers say several crashes involve semi trucks and cars.

A person was killed in one of the crashes, but WSP has not detailed what happened.

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Drivers should expect delays or find alternate routes to their destinations.

There is no estimated time for the road to reopen.