Transportation

Crashes slow morning commute traffic; Sierra traffic is moving

Drivers will encounter slick a slick road on eastbound Interstate 80 at Soda Springs.
Drivers will encounter slick a slick road on eastbound Interstate 80 at Soda Springs.

A big rig crash on wet freeway pavement backed up traffic for miles in downtown Sacramento early Thursday morning.

CURRENT SACRAMENTO TRAFFIC CONDITIONS | SACRAMENTO WEATHER

The crash on northbound Interstate 5 near J Street involved a big rig that ended up with one of its trailers on its side. At least one other vehicle may be involved, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident website.

The crash occurred at about 5 a.m. and quickly started to slow traffic in the rain.

The roadway was cleared just after 7:45 a.m.

As of 11 a.m. in the Sierra, eastbound trucks are being screened at Applegate and westbound trucks are being screened in Truckee to ensure drivers have maximum chains, according to Caltrans.

Highway 50 is open with no travel restrictions, Caltrans reports.

A multicar collision was reported on westbound Highway 50 just east of Howe Avenue. One vehicle was reported in the center divider and the other on the right hand shoulder of the highway.

Puddles of water were reported on the roadway.

In addition, a car crash at northbound Highway 99 and Grant Line Road onramp has closed all lanes between Dillard and Grant Line roads, the CHP reported about 6:30 a.m. Two sedans were involved, according to the CHP.

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