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Crash involving as many as 6 vehicles, including big rig, stalls westbound I-80 traffic

A collision involving an 18-wheeler blocked three lanes of Interstate 80 in north Sacramento and created massive gridlock, California Highway Patrol incident logs and Caltrans live traffic camera feeds show.

About 8:18 a.m., CHP received reports of a collision involving as many as six vehicles on westbound I-80 at Norwood Avenue, according to CHP’s traffic incident log. Another entry in the log said two cars and an 18-wheeler were involved in the initial collision.

An ambulance was dispatched to the scene. CHP North Sacramento spokesman Mike Zerfas said one person involved was transported to a hospital. There were no reports of major injuries as of 8:55 a.m., Zerfas said. CHP logs say one party reported neck pain.

“They’re trying to move everything off the freeway now,” Zerfas said just before 9 a.m.

Traffic camera feeds showed I-80 at Norwood was clear as of 9 a.m. Lanes No. 1, 2 and 3 of the four-lane freeway were blocked, with traffic heavily congested on I-80 before then.