Traffic came to a halt along the northbound 5 freeway in Castaic after a stalled big rig shut down all four lanes of the freeway near CHP Road.
The big rig reportedly ran out of gas at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday as it was traveling along the northbound 5 freeway north of CHP Road.
“It looks like he ran out of gas and he might have been trying to back it up off the shoulder and then got jackknifed,” CHP Officer Eric Priessman said.
About 30 minutes later, CHP officers shut down all four lanes of the freeway and issued a SigAlert for about three hours for the area.
SIGALERT ISSSUED IN CASTAIC: NB I-5, NORTH OF CHP RD, #1/2/3/4 LANES WILL BE BLOCKED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO A STALLED BIG RIG
— CHP PIO – LA County (@CHPsouthern) December 26, 2017
According to Priessman, the center divider was the only lane open during the SigAlert.
The lanes were reopened nearly three hours later, at 6:30 p.m.
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