All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 have reopened after a big-rig crash this morning backed up traffic for several hours north of Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove.
Heavy rain in south Sacramento on Tuesday morning contributed to numerous spin-outs on Highway 99 and Interstate 5, including the collision involving a jackknifed big rig on I-5.
California Highway Patrol officer Michael Bradley said that at 11:15 a.m. traffic was backed up with only the slow lane open on northbound I-5 south of Pocket Road where the big rig was partially overturned near the center divider. The California Department of Transportation reported all lanes had reopened shortly after 4 p.m.
The crash, which also involved a pickup, occurred about 10:45 a.m. The crash appeared to be weather-related, Bradley said.
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“It looks like there were hydroplane conditions,” Bradley said. “The roadways are extremely saturated. There are numerous spin-outs.”
A Sacramento Fire Department hazardous material crew was helping with off-loading diesel fuel from the big rig, according to the CHP website.
Earlier, a big rig was involved in a crash on southbound Highway 99 near Sheldon Road. That crash had mostly cleared by 11 a.m.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.