A crash that left one car wedged under another and pushed the center barrier into a traffic lane brought the Highway 520 bridge commute to its knees Wednesday morning.
Backups stretched to Interstate 405 for westbound travelers and to Interstate 5 (and up and down I-5 through Seattle leading toward 520) for eastbound travelers.
The state and city transportation departments recommended drivers take the I-90 bridge across Lake Washington instead.
An incident-response team started pushing the barrier back into place at about 8:45 a.m. and all lanes reopened about 40 minutes later, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
For more information and to watch the dash-cam video, visit this Seattle Times link: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/crash-makes-a-mess-of-highway-520-bridge-during-wednesday-morning-commute/