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Big rig crash in downtown Sacramento snarls morning commute

Crews clear Interstate 5 big rig crash

A big rig crashed about 5 a.m., Jan. 12, 2017, on northbound Interstate 5 at the J Street off ramp. It snarled the morning commute before getting cleared.
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A big rig crashed about 5 a.m., Jan. 12, 2017, on northbound Interstate 5 at the J Street off ramp. It snarled the morning commute before getting cleared.

Interstate 5 has reopened in downtown Sacramento after a big rig crash snarled traffic for much of the morning commute.

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The big rig crashed about 5 a.m. on northbound Interstate 5 at the J Street off ramp. The California Highway Patrol traffic website said the freeway reopened about 9 a.m.

The crash blocked the right two lanes of the freeway and the J Street offramp. The two left lanes remained opened until the big rig could be towed away and diesel fuel cleaned up.

To demonstrate hydroplane conditions and how to recover, CHP Officer Dan Wright takes The Sacramento Bee for a spin on the academy's hazardous-conditions track in West Sacramento. Cut the risk of hydroplaning by reducing speeds.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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