I-5 southbound re-opened

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southbound traffic on Interstate 5 is moving once again after a closure south of Ashland.

Just after noon on January 27, the Oregon Department of Transportation said Caltrans requested that southbound traffic on I-5 be turned around and not allowed over the border due to weather conditions around Weed and Mt. Shasta. ODOT subsequently stopped all southbound traffic at Exit 14.

In California, southbound I-5 was closed about four miles south of Yreka. Southbound vehicles are also being turned around at Edgewood in order to prevent traffic from entering the Mt. Shasta area.

Later on in the evening, southbound traffic was allowed to pass. However, there are still chain controls and traffic is slow, according to CalTrans.

For updates, visit Oregon’s TripCheck or California’s QuickMap.

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