A crash on the Interstate 205 Bridge snarled traffic throughout Clark County. The crashed cleared shortly after 8 a.m. but traffic had already come to a crawl on both freeways and backed up surface streets.
Traffic on I-205 southbound backed up to Salmon Creek, just south of the Interstate 5 merge around 8 a.m. Motorists attempting to escape that backups clogged state Highway 500 and southbound Interstate 5 to north of Northeast 78th Street in Hazel Dell. Surface streets, including Mill Plain and Fourth Plain boulevards, has slowed and stopped traffic until well after 9 a.m.
A crash on Highway 500 westbound east of St. Johns Road further complicated the commute, with Highway 500 slowing as far east at Falk Road.
Streets in downtown Vancouver were stop-and-go as people approached the freeway onramps and because of a crash on Washington Street, just south of Eighth Street.
State Highway 14 was backed up eastbound from I-205 to Lieser Road and westbound from I-205 to 192nd Avenue and I-5 to Grand Boulevard before 9 a.m.
C-Tran tweeted that Route 37 was on a detour due to the backups. Buses temporarily stopped serving eastbound stops on Mill Plain between 98th Avenue and Chkalov.