Propane tanker crash causes traffic nightmare near Camp Pendleton
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Southbound Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton turned
into a virtual parking lot Friday after a multi-vehicle crash involving a
propane tanker blocked all lanes of the freeway, authorities said.
The crash in northern San Diego County near the shuttered San Onofre
nuclear reactor occurred around 7:10 a.m. on south I-5, just north of the
scales, and quickly backed up traffic headed into San Diego County from Orange
County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Crews were busy cleaning less than 40 gallons of fluid that spilled
across the freeway and truckloads of debris, the CHP reported on its website.
All lanes of traffic were closed until around 8:30 a.m., when one lane
was reopened. The CHP reported a second lane might possibly be reopened around
An injury report was not immediately released.