Crews remove icicles from I-5 tunnels in Seattle, lanes reopened

Northbound I-5 reopened by the Seattle Convention Center after crews removed icicles from the freeway tunnel.

The three left lanes of northbound I-5 were blocked while maintenance crews work at the tunnel, and traffic officials expected intermittent closures for some hours.

Drivers were urged to slow down by the tunnel and give workers as much room as possible. They finished just after 10 a.m.

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This operation is just one of many headaches for commuters in the Puget Sound area, as below-freezing weather makes more treacherous driving conditions.