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Tractor-Trailer Slides Off Interstate 5 From Slippery Roads

Herminder Singh said he was driving at at 45 mph when he felt his tractor-trailer begin to veer off the roadway.

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 6:19 PM

SISKIYOU SUMMIT, Ore. -- Herminder Singh said he was driving at about 45 mph when he felt his tractor-trailer begin to veer off the roadway.

He said he lost control of the truck on Northbound I-5 near the Mount Ashland exit and milepost 6.

"There were slippery roads and my trailer slipped and it was unbalanced. I tried to balance it, but it was out of control," Singh said.

He said he's no stranger to driving through a snowy Siskiyou Summit. He has driven through Oregon on the I-5 for two and a half years.
He said he is thankful to be walking away without a scratch, but an OSP trooper did give him a ticket.

Oregon State Police Sergeant Jeff Proulx said now is the time for drivers to be extra cautious when heading out onto the roadways.

"When you get that first rain like we did this morning, it brings those oils up out of the surface of the asphalt and that does make the roadway a little more slippery," Proulx said.

He also said it is important to remember that everyone stuck in traffic is in it together.

"Be patient, there's going to be road delays and travel delays because of the weather but also because of construction so make sure that you add a little bit of time to your trip," Proulx said.

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