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Jackknifed big rig in downtown Sacramento backs up traffic

A jackknifed big rig rests under the Capitol Mall overcrossing on Interstate 5 as traffic is temporarily stopped on Monday, February 6, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif.
A jackknifed big rig rests under the Capitol Mall overcrossing on Interstate 5 as traffic is temporarily stopped on Monday, February 6, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. rpench@sacbee.com

A big rig jackknifed on northbound Interstate 5 just before noon near J Street in downtown Sacramento.

The rig is blocking the fast lane and the lane next to it, snarling traffic as vehicles slow to move through the area. The driver of the rig is out of his vehicle and walking around, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident webpage.

A big rig tow truck has been called. Meanwhile, it is reported that a fuel tank on the big rig is leaking and that firefighters are responding to the scene.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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