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Truck Drivers Respond to I-5 Reopening

After five days, truck drivers are now able to make their way up North on I-5 following the damage of the Delta Fire.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 6:23 PM

CORNING, Calif. - The I-5 road closures caused by the Delta Fire left many truckers driving the interstate stuck for days, waiting for the roads to reopen. 

Action News Now reporter Stephanie Lin visited a rest stop in Corning, where a lot of the truck drivers have stopped to wait out the road closures. 

Many of the drivers were apprehensive about taking the alternative route on 299 east, which is fairly windy and difficult for big-rigs to drive on at night. This closure also caused concern about delivering cargo in a timely, but safe manor. 

"We've been getting worried because you don't want to hold everything up," said Steve Wright, a truck driver that has been stranded at the rest stop for five days. "But with half a million dollars worth of freight on there, you don't want to tear it up. Darned if you do, darned if you don't. I'm ready to get up and get unloaded." 

Some other drivers still had a long road ahead of them in addition to waiting out the closures as some were headed to Redding and then back to Sacramento or Los Angeles. 

Stay with KHSL Channel 12 and actionnewsnow.com for the latest updates as they become available. 

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