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Crash slows commute on I-5 into downtown

A big rig crash on northbound Interstate 5 Thursday morning has caused long delays for commuters into downtown Sacramento.

Caltrans reported at 9 a.m. that two lanes of northbound I-5 and the J and P street off ramps are closed for hazardous material cleanup. Travel times into downtown from Elk Grove during the morning commute were estimated at 90 minutes.

Cleanup of the material spill and re-opening of the crash scene is estimated to be noon Thursday.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.