Asphalt spill shuts down northbound side of I-5


The northbound side of Interstate-5 near the Highway 138 exit was shut down early Saturday morning after a big rig spilled approximately 1,000 gallons of asphalt. 

California Highway Patrol officers were notified of a big rig carrying asphalt which spilled on all lanes of the northbound side of I-5 at shortly after 4:20 a.m. Saturday. 

“CHP got the call at 4:22 a.m. and the freeway has been closed since,” said CHP officer Moises Marroquin. “A SigAlert was issued for at least three hours.” 

The SigAlert was issued at 6:48 a.m. for three hours as the spill was cleaned up. 

Traffic headed northbound on 1-5 was diverted to Highway 138. 

Related To This Story

Latest NEWS