Big Rig Crash Slows North Bound I-5 Traffic near Redding

May 7, 2014 1:58 PM

A big rig crash about 40 miles north of Redding is causing big delays for Interstate-5 northbound traffic this afternoon.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the flat bed trailer was carrying about 40,000 pounds of glass, while approaching a curve the trailer overturned onto its left side, spilling the load of glass onto all lanes of Interstate 5.
Preliminary indications of the investigation shows that the truck driver Charles Palazzo, 52, from Redding was traveling at unsafe speed when it approached the curve.

Northbound Interstate, 5 about a half-miles north of Sims Road and about 40 miles north of Redding, remains blocked after big rig carrying glass rolled over on its side around 10:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Caltrans is reporting that both northbound lanes are blocked but traffic is moving through on the shoulder of the freeway.

Southbound lanes are open, and it is expected that northbound lanes will be opened after Caltrans remove the big rig and class from the roadway.

Drivers traveling in that area should expect delays.

CHP is estimating the northbound lanes to cleared at around 3:00 p.m.


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