Two lanes of SB I-5 in DuPont will reopen at about 5 p.m. The speed limit will be 45 mph for safety. The right lane will stay closed for further repairs & we hope to reopen by Thursday AM. Please be cautious once it opens.
Pierce County Executive signs Emergency Proclamation
Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier has signed an emergency proclamation providing expedited support for our first responders, emergency managers, and medical examiner’s team as they support Amtrak 501 derailment.
Individuals with questions about their friends and family on Amtrak train 501 should call the Amtrak hotline: 800-523-9101
About the Incident
At approximately 7:40am Amtrak #501 derailed on the Mounts Road overpass over Interstate 5 (I-5). The train had 14 cars with 13 cars derailed off the tracks with a portion of the train on the southbound lanes of I-5 pinning some vehicles underneath it. This is a multiple jurisdiction incident involving Sound Transit, Amtrak, Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Washington State Patrol (WSP).
WSDOT has reported that Southbound I-5 will be closed for multiple days.