REPORTS: Bridge Collapses In Washington State Between Mount Vernon, Burlington; Vehicles and People Fall Into Skagit RiverSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 23:35
REPORTS: Bridge Collapses In Washington State Between Mount Vernon, Burlington; Vehicles and People Fall Into Skagit River
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:11 pm | Updated: 8:11 pm | May 23, 2013.
Three rescue boats and several private vessels are on the Skagit River between Burlington and Mount Vernon, attempting to help people who are sitting on their cars in the water after the north-most section of the Skagit River Bridge collapsed this evening.
A reporter at the scene says that the north section of the bridge is entirely in the water.
Rescue crews have swarmed to the area to redirect traffic around the site and look for people still in the river. Traffic is reportedly backed up at several roadways and authorities are in the area attempting to help people out of the water.