NewsCovering Kern County

Actions

Roadway back open after crash involving semi-truck on southbound I-5 near Taft Highway

Semi crash (1).JPG
Posted at 8:23 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 23:59:21-04

BAKERSFIELD. CALIF. — (UPDATE 8:55 p.m.) The California Highway Patrol is reporting that roads are back open following a crash involving a semi-truck on Interstate 5 near Taft Highway.


A crash involving a semi-truck on Interstate 5 is blocking both lanes of southbound traffic.

According to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident website, the crash happened just before 8 p.m. near Taft Highway.

Both lanes of southbound traffic are impacted, but according to the CHP website, traffic will be able to get around the incident in the center divider.

CHP is asking for Caltrans to activate electronic signs to warn drivers of slow traffic in the area.

Officials have not updated the website with injuries of those involved.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.