Northbound I-5 lanes near Terwilliger Blvd. reopened after drywa - KPTV - FOX 12

Northbound I-5 lanes near Terwilliger Blvd. reopened after drywall mud spill

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(Courtesy: Melissa Olson) (Courtesy: Melissa Olson)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Terwilliger Boulevard were back open Thursday after a drywall mud spill blocked them for about two hours. 

The incident occurred at about 6:50 p.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation says a truck was traveling on I-5 northbound at the Terwilliger exit when it lost a couple of pallets of drywall mud, which then spilled onto the roadway. 

ODOT crews used front-end loaders to scrape the liquid off the freeway. 

At one point, all of the northbound lanes were closed.

As of about 9:15 p.m., all lanes were reopened. 

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