A four-car pileup gridlocked traffic on northbound Interstate 5 in the Pocket area Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A collision involving three or vehicles was reported in the middle lane of I-5 just south of Sutterville Road at about 7:15 a.m., according to the CHP incident log.
The two right lanes of traffic were closed at 7:45 a.m. because tow trucks were unable to move one or more vehicles, according to the incident log. Both lanes were reopened about 8:15 a.m., CHP said.
Only minor injuries were reported, according to the CHP.
Caltrans cameras showed morning traffic crawling on northbound I-5 for several exits, with congestion seen as far south as Elk Grove Boulevard. Travel time from Elk Grove to downtown was around 1.5 hours.