UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 - Caltrans said all southbound lanes of I-5 have reopened at Sunset Hills. Northbound I-5 traffic is returning to normal.
Redding CHP said the oil tanker was actually carrying a load of apple cider, not oil.
TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - Traffic is backing up on Interstate 5 near Cottonwood after a tanker hauling oil crashed in Cottonwood around 1 p.m.
Caltrans said via Twitter northbound traffic on I-5 is slowing at Sunset Hills due to a southbound multi-vehicle traffic collision and big-rig rollover.
The incident happened near Sunset hills Dr., blocking all lanes in the area.
Caltrans is advising motorists traveling southbound I-5 to talk alternate routes, Bowman Road, to Hooker Creek Road to get back on to I-5 South. They are asking drivers to drive slowly and watch for emergency vehicles and workers in the area.
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