Stalled big rig blocks all lanes on 5 freeway in Castaic
By Christina Cox
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

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.

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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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.

Stalled big rig blocks all lanes on 5 freeway in Castaic

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.

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.

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

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.