All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 are closed from Exit 14 in Ashland to the California border due to severe winter conditions in northern California.
Caltrans has closed I-5 northbound from Redding to the Oregon border. The I-5 Oregon closure, at Caltrans’ request, may be long until conditions in California improve.
OR66 and OR273 are closed to all but local traffic. Do not attempt a detour using lesser maintained routes such as Dead Indian Memorial Rd. or Colestin Rd. Trucks should keep Ashland St. clear if waiting out closure.
3:50p Update: Northbound I5 is now open at Fawndale, 10 miles north of Redding, following a closure due to winter weather conditions.
Final Update: Southbound lanes of Interstate 5 have reopened from Exit 14 in Ashland to the California border. The closure began earlier today due to severe winter conditions in northern California. Drivers should expect winter weather conditions and delays as backed up traffic begins moving again.
Medford Alert will continue to monitor this closure and provide updates as they become available.