11:32 p.m. Highway 50 is now clear after a big rig turned over blocking three of the five lanes near the 65th Street exit Tuesday morning.
“[The wreck is] all cleaned up now and they pulled the last of the cones and all lanes flowing smoothly right now," says Liza Whitmore with CalTrans District 3.
Sac Eastbound Highway 50 at 65th Street was cleared as of 11:30am. Slow down and Watch for residual traffic backed up to 9th Street.— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) April 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. A multiple car crash has snarled traffic on eastbound U.S. Highway 50 at 65th Street Tuesday.
The crash was reported at 8:47 a.m. and involves a big rig and several vehicles.
Authorities say it may take up to one hour to clear the scene. A Sigalert has been issued and motorists are being advised to take alternate routes.
Crews working to clear overturned big rig on eastbound US 50 near 65th Street. pic.twitter.com/0VHZEA3v4x— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) April 5, 2016
UPDATE: SAC Eastbound Hwy 50 east of 65th Street. Big-rig crash. Lanes 1 & 2 are open but 3,4,5 closed. No ETO.— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) April 5, 2016
SAC Eastbound Hwy 50 east of 65th Street. All lanes blocked due to overturned big-rig. Caltrans on scene. No ETO.— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) April 5, 2016
Multiple car accident with entrapment, Eastbound US 50 at 65th. All lanes blocked, find alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/KbRyKTBQhK— SacFire PIO (@SacFirePIO) April 5, 2016
- Capital Public Radio Staff