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TRAFFIC ADVISORY | Traffic on Highway 305 clogged due to Agate Pass Bridge accident

A three-car fender-bender midway across the Agate Pass Bridge has slowed traffic to a bumper-to-bumper crawl for drivers heading north on Highway 305 Wednesday afternoon.

One person received minor injuries in the accident and was taken by a Bainbridge aid unit to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, said Assistant Chief Luke Carpenter with the Bainbridge Island Fire Department.

The crash occurred when one driver stopped midspan while heading south, causing a chain reaction with two other vehicles.

Traffic was blocked in both directions on the highway as firefighters prepared the injured person for transport in an aid vehicle.

The accident happened just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.

Northbound traffic on Bainbridge was backed up all the way south to Lovgreen Road just after 3 p.m.

Bainbridge Island school officials said the traffic snarl would cause 30 minute delays in its afternoon bus schedule for grades 5 through 12.

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