Update: All lanes of southbound I-5 reopen after big rig crash


Update as of 10:40 a.m.:

According to Caltrans, all lanes are now reopen following a crash Thursday morning where a big rig blocked all lanes of southbound I-5 near the Fawndale exit.

Update as of 6:45 a.m.:

One lane of southbound traffic has been reopened.

Original Story:

Southbound Interstate 5 has been closed near the Fawndale exit Thursday morning after a big rig crashed, blocking both lanes.

Officials said it happened when the driver fell asleep and drove onto the shoulder. When he tried to get back on the road the truck overturned.

CHP said the driver was not injured.

A tow truck is working to get the truck upright and open the roadway.

The truck was transporting tires.

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