I-5 southbound lanes open again near Sunny Valley following semi crash

Both southbound lanes are blocked after a semi-truck lost an axle, according to ODOT.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 3:45 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 4:14 PM

HUGO, Ore. — 

UPDATE: The southbound lanes of I-5 are open again at milepost 70, according to ODOT. However, traffic remains backed up for about three miles.

"Expect delays and congestion until the queue clears," ODOT said.

(Updated 6/17/19 at 4:10 p.m.)

INITIAL REPORT: Both southbound lanes of I-5 are blocked on the climb up Sexton Summit after a semi-truck lost an axle, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

"ODOT on scene. Expect delays and congestion. Tows are enroute," the agency said.

The closure is at milepost 70, just south of Sunny Valley. This is a developing story, and the article will be updated as more details emerge.

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