MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - UPDATE: Both directions of I-5 reopened about 11:15 a.m.
Both directions of Interstate 5 are closed at the Skagit River Bridge after a semi-truck struck a barrier Wednesday morning.
The crash happened before 5:00 a.m. A few hours later, the Washington State Department of Transportation said to expect a "long term closure" of the Skagit River Bridge.
Inspectors from Olympia were being sent to evaluate the bridge after a semi-truck hit a barrier and broke its front axel.
No other vehicles were involved, troopers said.
Traffic was being detoured at George Hopper Rd. Southbound lanes were being diverted off of I-5 at SR 20, according to WSDOT.
This is a developing story and will be updated.