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Southbound lanes of I-5 reopen at South Avenue after flooding

The southbound lanes of I-5 at South Avenue have reopened after flooding.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 8:13 AM
Updated: Feb 27, 2019 4:46 PM

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 - The southbound lanes of I-5 at South Avenue have reopened as flooding has receded. 

The road has been closed since around 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning. 

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UPDATE 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 - The southbound lanes of I-5 at South Avenue are closed due to extensive flooding in the area. 

California Highway Patrol says that they are waiting for flood waters to recede before opening the road. 

There is a detour available at the on and off ramps of South Avenue to avoid the flood waters. 

Stay tuned for updates. 

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UPDATE 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 - All northbound lanes are now open on I-5 at South Avenue as flood waters have receded. 

The southbound lanes remain closed at this time with a detour in place. 

Stay tuned for updates. 

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UPDATE 9:22 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 - The northbound lanes of I-5 are now closed at South Avenue in Tehama County due to flooding. There is a detour available on the South Avenue on and off ramps.

The southbound I-5 lanes also remain blocked at South Avenue. 

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TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - Both southbound lanes are blocked on I-5 at South Avenue due to flooding.

The flooding was reported by Caltrans District 2 at 8:02 a.m. 

The California Highway Patrol says that the flooding is between the on-ramp and off-ramp of South Avenue. Many motorists are exiting the freeway where the flooding is and getting back on the highway. 

CHP advises motorists to expect delays. 

Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 

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