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Jack knifed big rig causes traffic headaches on NB I-5

Posted at 5:50 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 13:51:14-04

A jack knifed big rig caused the closure of 3 lanes of Northbound Interstate 5 near the base of the Grapevine on Monday morning. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, a big rig ran into another vehicle around 5:30 a.m. before jack knifing. 

The CHP says the big rig that jack knifed spilled about 100 gallons of fuel. Hazardous Materials crews were called to the scene to help with cleanup. 

The CHP is reporting that three lanes were shut down, but were reopened just after 10 a.m.