The Latest: Northbound I-5 reopens north of Los Angeles
FORT TEJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fiery wreck on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles (all times local):
All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have reopened following a fiery multi-vehicle wreck overnight that caused traffic to back up for miles.
The California Highway Patrol says the lanes reopened at 8:21 a.m. Wednesday, nearly 11½ hours after first word of a big rig rollover and then a fire and other vehicles involved.
The wreck occurred north of Fort Tejon in the Grapevine section of I-5, which carries traffic over mountains between greater Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley.
Along with the reopening, a high wind advisory is in effect on the route and travel is not recommended for campers or trailers.
Highway crews have been working for hours to clear a fiery wreck in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Grapevine area between Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley.
Caltrans says only lane is open early Wednesday and traffic on the major route is jammed.
The California Highway Patrol says the crash was reported around 9 p.m. Tuesday north of Fort Tejon and involved multiple big rigs and cars.
KABC-TV in Los Angeles reports there were only three minor injuries.