I-5 reopens after weather-related shutdown

ASHLAND, Ore. – Interstate 5 between Ashland and Redding has been reopened after getting shut down due to weather.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said at about 4:30 p.m. on December 15, southbound I-5 was closed at the south Ashland exit due to blizzard conditions, heavy snow, and multiple disabled vehicles. Earlier in the day, Caltrans closed northbound I-5 near Redding for the same reasons.

Just after noon Thursday, southbound I-5 was once again open to traffic. California also lifted its closure.

ODOT said there will be crews at Exit 11 screening southbound vehicles to make sure they meet chain requirements.

Motorists are being told to expect congestion until the backup of vehicles clears.

Travelers can keep updated by visiting TripCheck in Oregon or QuickMap in California.

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