Sections of I-5 closed between N. California and S. Oregon are back open

6:27 P.M. Update – According to the Oregon Department of Transportation,  All lanes of Interstate-5 are open at Exit 14 in Ashland, following an earlier closure. Expect some delays in the area as queued traffic begins moving south. Currently there are no chain restrictions for the I-5 Siskiyou Summit, however conditions can change quickly.


ASHLAND, Ore. – Sections of Interstate 5 between Southern Oregon and Northern California were closed due to severe weather conditions.

At about 8:00 a.m. Friday, the Oregon Department of Education said I-5 southbound was shut down from Exit 14 in Ashland to the California border.

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I-5 was also closed from Redding, California to the Oregon border, according to ODOT.

As of 10:00 a.m. Friday, Highway 66 and Highway 273 in Oregon were also closed due to weather.

Travelers were told to not attempt a detour using Dead Indian Memorial Road.

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