LEBEC, Calif. — UPDATE (7:52 p.m.): CHP reported the closure on SB I-5 at Smokey Bear Road will be closed until approximately 10:00 tonight.
SIGALERT UPDATE IN LEBEC. SB I-5, SOUTH OF SMOKEY BEAR RD., #3 AND #4 LANES BLOCKED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 2200 HOURS DUE TO A TRAFFIC COLLISION.— CHP PIO - LA County (@CHPsouthern) December 3, 2019
UPDATE (1:07 p.m.): CHP confirmed that lane four on Southbound I-5 at Smokey Bear Road is still closed following an overturned tanker truck carrying over 6,000 gallons of milk.
Officials have estimated that the lane will be blocked for an additional three hours.
UPDATE: (8:03 a.m.): Caltrans said drivers should expect a delay as they close the two right lanes on Southbound I-5 at Smokey Bear Road following an overturned tanker truck carrying over 6,000 gallons of milk.
Officials added that they will shutdown an additional lane once crews start cleaning up milk left on roadway. Crews are also working to repair a guardrail that was reportedly damaged in the incident.
Lebec: SB I-5 at Smokey Bear Rd right lane closed due to tanker truck over the side w/ 6000 gals of condensed milk & guardrail repair. When crew starts pumping up milk, two right lanes will be closed. Unknown duration. https://t.co/xbyTKqK844 #TrafficAlert #spilledmilk pic.twitter.com/GInyB5Sj2D— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) December 2, 2019
California Highway Patrol officials have reported that the number four lane on Southbound I-5 at Smokey Bear Road will be blocked following a traffic collision.
According to CHP, a tanker truck spilled condensed milk onto the roadway following the collision. Crews are assisting with the cleanup but officials said the lane will be blocked for six hours.