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Oil tanker crash slows traffic on I-5 near Cottonwood

Traffic is returning on Interstate 5 near Cottonwood after a tanker hauling oil crashed in Cottonwood around 1 p.m.

Posted: Aug 30, 2019 3:39 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2019 4:45 PM

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. 

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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.

Action News Now has a reporter on the way.

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