Washington state bridge collapse: 3 rescued; state of emergency declared
12:58 PM, May 24, 2013
5:27 PM, May 24, 2013
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in three counties around a collapsed Interstate 5 bridge that sent two vehicles plunging into a river north of Seattle.
Three people were pulled from the water. Miraculously, nobody was killed when thousands of pounds of concrete and steel accompanied the vehicles into the Skagit River.
Inslee said in his proclamation Friday that the bridge collapse has caused extensive disruption, impacting the citizens and economy in Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties.