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Southbound Lanes of I-5 Reopened After Flooding

All southbound lanes have been reopened on I-5 at South Avenue in Corning.

Posted: Jan 17, 2019 9:21 AM
Updated: Jan 17, 2019 2:07 PM

UPDATE 10:03 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 - All southbound lanes have been reopened on I-5 at South Avenue in Corning. 

According to Caltrans District 2, flooding has receded. 

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CORNING, Calif. - Heavy rains are causing flooding and traffic is being impacted across the North State.

Southbound I-5 at South Avenue in Corning has been closed. Action News Now reporter Elizabeth Zelidon spoke with authorities that said the best detour route is to exit South Avenue and get back onto the freeway. 

Caltrans is at the scene monitoring traffic. 

Below is the official traffic report about I-5 in the North State from Caltrans: 

  • I-5 is closed to Southbound traffic 16.6 miles south of Red Bluff at South Avenue in Tehama County (6:50 a.m. on 1/17/19 due to flooding). Detour is available. 

  • A high wind advisory is in effect over the Elkhorn Bridge and over the Elkhorn Causeway, North of Sacramento, in Yolo County. 

  • A high wind advisory is in effect from Weed to Yreka in Siskiyou County. Travel is not recommended for campers, trailers or permit loads. 

  • Northbound traffic is reduced to one lane from 6.5 miles north of Lakehead at Lamoine Road to 7.5 miles north of Lakehead at Pollard Flat in Shasta County (from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday). This closure is due to emergency repairs. 

For updated information on road closures, visit Caltran's traffic operations website by CLICKING HERE

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