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SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Both lanes of southbound I-5 were blocked in Shasta County due to a multi-vehicle crash involving a big rig on Tuesday morning. Caltrans District 2 first reported the crash around 10:30 a.m. approximately five miles north of Lakehead.
According to CHP, a big rig carrying logs crashed and overturned on an overpass above I-5 near Dog Creek Road. The logs spilled onto the interstate and struck a Toyota Tundra pickup heading southbound on I-5.
"Luckily the driver of the Tundra has minor injuries and was transported to Mercy. The truck driver has no injuries," CHP said.
At around 1:30 p.m., Caltrans tweeted that the southbound lanes were clear, though traffic backups of "approximately 6 miles" remained.
UPDATE: Traffic is backed up about 6 miles north of Lakehead. Both lanes of SB I-5 remain closed after a logging truck spilled its load from an overpass onto the freeway. Vehicles are slowly moving through on the shoulder. No word on when lanes could reopen at this time. pic.twitter.com/pJimhyuaZf
— Caltrans District 2 (@CaltransD2) June 18, 2019