ODOT Provides Update on Crash That Closes Southbound I5

FINAL UPDATE: LINK

7/6/22 6:50a UPDATE: All lanes are now open.

10:20p UPDATE: Interstate 5 Exit 11 southbound: detour will remain in effect south of Ashland to assist crews as they recover and remove wood products and other debris from tonight’s earlier crash. Expect delays, and slow moving traffic. Single lane is clear so those vehicles stuck in the initial 3 mile back-up will clear.

Here is a LINK to earlier coverage of the incident.

Both southbound lanes of Interstate 5 just south of Ashland are closed tonight after two trucks carrying wood products crashed under the railroad overpass near Exit 11.

ODOT and tow company crews are working to move the cargo and crash debris to the shoulder to get at a single lane open southbound later tonight.

A southbound detour is being set using Exit 14 to Tolman Creek Road to OR 99 and back on I-5 southbound.

Drivers should expect long delays and congestion using the detour. Consider delaying travel until southbound lanes are again open.

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