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I-5 reopens near Hood Franklin Road after big rig overturned

An overturned big rig is blocking all northbound lanes of I-5 Wednesday south of Hood Franklin Road.
An overturned big rig is blocking all northbound lanes of I-5 Wednesday south of Hood Franklin Road.

Update: All lanes of Interstate 5 reopened shortly after 1:45 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol incident log.

Original story:

Northbound Interstate 5 and one southbound lane is closed near Franklin after a big rig overturned, blocking all lanes, Caltrans says.

The incident occurred just south of Hood Franklin Road around 12:30 p.m., Caltrans said in a tweet. The fast lane of southbound I-5 is closed as of 12:45 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol incident page.

Northbound lanes are expected to be closed until about 3:30 p.m., CHP’s South Sacramento office said in a Facebook post. Traffic delays are anticipated, and Highway 99 is the recommended alternate route.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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