Big rig rolls off Interstate 5 in Castaic

Workers discuss how to right a big rig on Friday morning after it rolled off the southbound 1-5 Freeway and onto The Old Road at Muirfield Lane in Castaic at 11:30 PM on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signal
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A big rig carrying approximately 40,000 pounds of plastic pellets rolled off Interstate 5 onto The Old Road just north of Highway 126 late Thursday night.

Just after 11 p.m., the big rig came off the 5 freeway while traveling southbound, taking out a light pole and about 100 feet of chain link fence before it came to a rest on its side on The Old Road, according to Officer Josh Greengard, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.

“There were no chemicals or anything on board,” Greengard said. “It leaked some diesel out of its fuel tanks, but no hazmat crews were ordered.”

The Old Road remained closed from Muirfield Lane to Turnberry Lane for approximately six hours while crews worked to clean up the scene, Greengard added.

No information was immediately available on the condition of the driver.

A big rig hauling plastic pellets, rolled off the southbound 1-5 Freeway and onto The Old Road at Muirfield Lane in Castaic at 11:30 PM on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signal

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