Jackknifed big rig causes Sig Alert on southbound I-5

Crews work on a jackknifed big rig on the southbound Interstate 5 south of Gavin Canyon Friday morning. Dan Watson/The Signal
A collision involving a big rig slowed traffic and caused a two-hour Sig Alert on the southbound Interstate 5 Friday morning, according to officials. CHP Officer Eric Priessman said the crash occurred at 8:33 a.m. on the southbound I-5 just south of Gavin Canyon. The jackknifed big rig blocked the No. 1, 2 and 3 lanes of the freeway. Priessman said a Sig Alert was issued at 9 a.m. for two hours in the No. 1, 2 and 3 lanes of southbound I-5 to clear the crash. CHP canceled the Sig Alert just before 10:30 a.m. Friday. ccox@signalscv.com 661-287-5575 On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_


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Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.