Memorial Day Weekend travellers heading north of Seattle will face long delays, because of a closure of I-5.

Near Mount Vernon, a truck carrying an oversized load hit a bridge over the Skagit River causing it to collapse.

Three vehicles fell into the icy cold river.  Everyone was rescued.  Two people were treated for hypothermia.

That bridge is structurally safe, but it's listed as being functionally obsolete.  That means it doesn't meet current width and height standards.

The Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River has a similar listing.  The Interstate Bridge is about 30 years older than the bridge over the Skagit River.

A signed detour is in place, but expect long delays.

 

 

Photo: KOMO TV