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UPDATED: Truck flips on I-5, backs up traffic on I-5 and Highway 14

Two big-rigs collide; lanes closed for hours

Posted: July 20, 2010 9:00 a.m.
Updated: July 20, 2010 12:00 p.m.

Bumper to bumper traffic continued for most of the morning as an jack-knifed big rig is cleared in Sylmar. Looking North to Six Flags Magic Mountain from the Valencia Blvd. in overpass in Valencia on Tuesday morning.


An early morning semi-trailer truck collision on southbound Interstate 5 at Roxford Street is making the Tuesday morning commute a nightmare for drivers on the southbound I-5, with traffic also backed up on Highway 14.

Two big-rigs collided and one jack-knifed and flipped onto its side about 3:58 a.m., blocking all lanes, and its cargo of cardboard was strewn across the freeway, forcing authorities to call a SigAlert, according to a CHP report.

One lane was cleared after about half an hour.

Maintenance crews were en route to the scene to clean up an oil spill resulting from the overturned truck, according to the report.

The lanes were open and traffic flow was slowly resuming to normal by noon, though southbound traffic on alternative route The Old Road was reportedly still backed up.

In another problem at 7:47 a.m. on southbound Highway 14 just north of Soledad Canyon Road, a vehicle had a tire blowout, collided with the divider and wound up on the right side of the road with two flat tires, according to a CHP report. 


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