Jackknifed big rig prompts SigAlert on SB 5 freeway

Jackknifed big rig blocks lanes on southbound 5 near Lyons Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

A jackknifed big rig on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Newhall snarled traffic, prompting a SigAlert in the area with traffic estimated to be blocked for an hour. 

California Highway Patrol officers responded to reports of the incident around 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 5, near Lyons Avenue, and backed up traffic to at least McBean Parkway, according to the alert. 

“It was reported as a red, big rig across lanes and is blocking the No. 3 and 4 lanes,” said CHP Officer Peter Nicholson. “They can’t move it without a tow truck.” 

The trailer was reported as empty. There was no report of injuries, he added. 

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