A big rig that flipped over on Interstate 5 at the Highway 14 connector has prompted the shut down of traffic along the I-5 truck route.
The incident happened shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of I-5, Officer Josh Greengard of the California Highway Patrol said in a news release issued Thursday morning.
The CHP began receiving calls about the single vehicle crash about 8:02 a.m., he said, reporting a traffic collision on southbound I-5 truck route, at the I-5 and Highway 14 connector.
“It was determined to be a traffic collision involving a tractor/semi-trailer/pull trailer (doubles) combination that rolled over, blocking the number 2 lane of the truck route,” he said.
The big rig was described as hauling a double trailer.
CHP officers closed all lanes of the southbound I-5 truck route.
No injuries were reported regarding the crash.
Commuters already coping with rain-slick roadways Thursday were joined by trucks that normally would have taken the truck route.
Greengard’s advice Thursday to motorists traveling along rain-slick roadways was simply: “Slow down”
When asked what he would tell commuters driving in the rain, he said: “ Be aware of the surroundings, give themselves a little more room in between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them. Also give themselves a little more time to arrive to the their destination.”
Meterologists with the National Weather Office in Oxnard are forecasting as much as five inches of rain with the approach of a storm front expected to hit the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday.
In a separate and unrelated solo vehicle crash Thursday morning, a driver of a black Mercedes-Benz flipped onto its roof.
CHP officers responding to the crash reported that both back tires of the overturned car were bald.
No one was reported to have been hurt in the incident.
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