UPDATED 1 p.m. Caltrans crews reopened northbound I-5 near Jand P streets Thursday afternoon.
A big rig crash early Thursday shut down two lanes and the J and P streets exits. Crews had to clean up a fuel spill from the crash, slowing traffic to a crawl in that portion of the freeway.
SAC NB I-5 near J and P Streets in downtown Sacramento all clear. Lanes open.— Caltrans District 3 (@D3PIO) November 13, 2014
9 a.m. Authorities warned commuters to avoid northbound Interstate 5 at J Street Thursday morning after a big rig crash.
The crash occurred at 5:45 a.m. and caused fuel to spill on the roadway.
Caltrans urged motorists should seek alternate routes. Two lanes and the J and P streets offramps were shut down as HAZMAT crews cleaned up.
The estimated travel time to downtown Sacramento from Elk Grove is estimated at 90 minutes as of 9:18 a.m.
The cleanup is expected last until noon.
SAC NB I-5 Traffic flow from Elk Grove into d-town Sac improving. #5 lane and J and P Streets exits still closed. HAZMAT clean-up continues.— Caltrans District 3 (@D3PIO) November 13, 2014
NB SAC I-5 into downtown Sacto. Major delays due to bigrig involved accident with fuel spill. HAZMAT cleanup. ETO 12 noon lanes 4, 5 closed.— Caltrans District 3 (@D3PIO) November 13, 2014