Southbound I-5 reopens after hourslong closure through Grapevine following big rig accident

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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As heavy rain fell in Southern California, the southbound I-5 was shut down Tuesday north of Castaic after a big rig accident, officials said.

GORMAN, Calif. (KABC) -- As heavy rain continued to fall in Southern California, the southbound I-5 was shut down Tuesday afternoon north of Castaic after a big rig accident, officials said.

The big rig was hauling a long barrier and it damaged a guardrail and left the barrier in the roadway blocking lanes, according to Caltrans.

The incident was reported around 1:40 p.m. just south of Vista Del Lago.

Caltrans announced the beam was removed and lanes were finally reopened by 9:30 p.m. The damaged guardrail will be repaired later.