Semi rollover crash closes northbound lanes of I5

Ashland, Ore. — The northbound lanes of Interstate-5 were closed Sunday morning, after a semi-truck rolled over near milepost 10.

According to ODOT, the semi-truck rolled for an unknown reason, and landed, blocking both northbound lanes. Debris and cleaning supplies carried by the truck were also scattered across the southbound lanes.

Fire District Five officials say the driver was stuck inside, and had to be extricated by fire crews. He was airlifted for medical treatment, with serious injuries.

ODOT officials say crews are working to clear the scene, and remove the semi. One lane is open, but traffic is backed up for miles. ODOT officials say the second lane will likely be opened back up later Sunday evening. Stay with NBC5 News for updates.

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