High Speed Pursuit Ends in Capture

LANE COUNTY, Ore. – A woman who led several state and local police agencies on a chase down Interstate 5 is facing several charges. On Tuesday December 9th, Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Springfield Area Command spotted a car on southbound I-5 near milepost 186 that had been reported stolen to the Salem … Continue reading »

Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Bust

ASHLAND, Ore. – Police are crediting a K9 unit with getting nearly 38 lbs. of cocaine off the streets. On Friday morning, Oregon State Police stopped a small sedan near milepost 17 on Interstate 5. According to investigators,  the trooper suspected criminal activity, so he asked the three occupants of the vehicle for permission to search the … Continue reading »

Construction to Force Interstate Detours

PHOENIX, Ore. – Interstate 5 traffic will be detoured starting Tuesday night near Phoenix, so bridge beams can be placed for the new Fern Valley exit 24 overpass. Southbound traffic will be detoured from Medford exit 27 to Talent exit 21 using Oregon 99 from November 18th through the 20th from 10:00 P.M. to 5:00 … Continue reading »

Rogue River Woman Dies in Crash

GOLD HILL, Ore., — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the five car crash on Interstate 5 that killed one person and delayed southbound traffic Monday evening.  According to troopers the crash happened at mile marker 43 near an area of road construction. Delays of 20 minutes to 2 hours caused disruptions for … Continue reading »

I-5 Reopens Despite Roadside Wildfire

[UPDATE 12:55P.M.] Caltrans says northbound lanes are open again. One lane southbound is still closed. [UPDATE 12:20P.m.] Caltrans is reporting, One of the Southbound lanes are now open. [UPDATE 11:50a.m.] KRCR is reporting the fire is burning near the community of Mountain Gate near Wonderland Boulevard. Residents of the Wonderland Mobile Home Park are being … Continue reading »

Truck Crash Causes I-5 Delays

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — For the rest of the day, drivers along I-5 southbound near Gold Hill will be moving through just a single lane. A truck carrying 50,000 glass bottles crashed just after 4 a.m. Friday morning near exit 45. The truck crash initially took up both lanes of traffic. ODOT officials say … Continue reading »

Vehicle Fire on I-5 Slows Traffic

MEDFORD, Ore. — A motor home caught fire on Interstate 5, just off of the southbound on ramp at exit 30 about 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Police reported that propane tanks in the back of the motor home caught fire, and it is unknown how that fire ignited. The people in the car noticed carbon … Continue reading »

Drivers Going Too Fast Near Interchange

PHOENIX, Ore. – Several months after work began on the Fern Valley Interchange project, many drivers are choosing to ignore the reduced speed limit, according to Oregon State Police. The speed limit is posted at 50 miles per hour through the 2-mile stretch of Interstate 5 at Phoenix, in order to protect construction crews working … Continue reading »

Medford High Speed Chase and Search

MEDFORD, Ore. – State, county and city law enforcement officers are currently searching for a suspect who fled a stolen vehicle following a high speed attempt to elude along Interstate 5 between Phoenix and Medford. Officers are searching the area of the Bear Creek Greenway. Last night at approximately 9:55 P.M., Oregon State Police  attempted to … Continue reading »

Interstate Construction Wrapping Up

YREKA, Ore.– It is road construction season, and anyone heading along Interstate 5 through Siskiyou County could run into delays again during the busy summer months. A 45-million dollar project to replace the concrete over Anderson Grade is in the final season. This year the construction will be different than it was five decades ago. … Continue reading »

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