California Highway Patrol says all lanes of northbound Interstate 5 open after early morning crash

Posted at 4:43 AM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 11:13:46-05

UPDATE (Jan. 23, 2017, 8:12 a.m.): According to California Highway Patrol, all lanes of northbound Interstate 5 are now open.


Multiple lanes of northbound Interstate 5 will be shut down until possibly 9 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017.

According to the Kern County Fire Department, at about 4 a.m., isolated hail showers caused a car to spin out and hit a guard rail, causing a chain reaction near the base of The Grapevine. 

KCFD says nine cars were involved, leading to 10 injuries. Of those, five were taken to area hospitals with minor to moderate injuries. 

KCFD says three lanes are blocked and they expect to have one more lane open by 7 a.m. All lanes should be open no later than 9 a.m.