UPDATE 12:46 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 - CHP has updated information the chain-reaction crash off if I-5 Wednesday morning.
One lane has now been opened southbound on I-5 at Slate Creek Road.
They issued a correction, stating that the incident Wednesday morning involved three vehicles.
A vehicle drove into an embankment at the Slate Creek Road exit. A tow truck arrived on scene as well as a Cal Trans vehicle to moderate traffic. A big rig carrying Christmas trees took the turn near the incident too quickly and crashed into the Cal Trans vehicle, puncturing the diesel saddlebag on the big rig.
LA MOINE, Calif. - California Highway Patrol is responding to three separate collisions involving five vehicles on I-5 Wednesday morning.
According to Jason Schallow of Mount Shasta CHP, the incident occurred around 9:51 a.m. a vehicle crashed into an embankment near the Slate Creek Road exit on I-5, north of Lakehead.
A tow truck was then at the scene loaded the vehicle when a big rig crashed into the truck, puncturing its diesel saddlebag.
The collision caused the valve to break off of the saddlebag, which spilled around 100-150 gallons of diesel fuel.
Shortly after, a Cal Trans vehicle was then responding to the spill and collision, when it was hit by a big rig carrying Christmas trees.
All southbound lanes of I-5 are closed at the Slate Creek Road exit, but one lane is expected to open soon. California Highway Patrol did not confirm any injuries due to the collisions.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates.
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