Two crashes involving 8 cars gridlock westbound I-80 traffic in North Sacramento, CHP says

A pair of multi-vehicle collisions on westbound Interstate 80 in north Sacramento have backed up traffic Thursday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.

Both crashes occurred just before 7 a.m. between the Raley Boulevard and Norwood Avenue exits on westbound I-80, according to CHP’s incident log. CHP reports that one collision involved two vehicles and the other involved six vehicles.

The two left lanes were blocked for about 45 minutes, reopening around 7:45 a.m. However, delays could still be observed on westbound I-80 as another crash farther west, at the Yolo causeway, closed all three lanes of traffic.

Gridlock traffic on westbound I-80 had backed up for several miles, with traffic at a standstill near Watt Avenue, as seen on Caltrans traffic cameras.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.