Overturned Semi-Truck Blocks I-5 Northbound South of Ashland

The northbound lanes of I-5 were blocked by an overturned truck about eight miles south of Ashland. Cars have been using the shoulder to get around the crash.

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 1:23 PM
Updated: Dec 17, 2018 3:23 PM

ASHLAND, Ore. — The northbound lanes of I-5 south of Ashland were blocked on Monday afternoon after a semi-truck overturned while negotiating a curve, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

The crash occurred about eight miles south of Ashland, blocking both northbound lanes. Drivers heading north were able to negotiate the wreck by going around on the shoulder — however, ODOT says to expect continued congestion and delays in the area.

Both lanes are open at this time after crews pushed the truck out of the northbound lanes.

Crews on the scene say that the truck was negotiating a curve when a shift in weight caused the truck to roll onto the driver's side. The truck hit a concrete barrier between the north and southbound lanes.

The driver was apparently not injured in the crash. He was hauling a load of dog food.

While crews are on-scene and Dick's towing has been engaged for towing, it could take 8-10 hours for the wreck to be fully cleared.

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