Truck hauling watermelons overturns on I-5

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A tractor-trailer hauling a load of watermelons overturned on Interstate 5 between Sunny Valley and Wolf Creek.

Rural Metro Fire said there were no injuries in the crash, which was first reported at 8:00 a.m. Friday.

Less than an hour later, I-5 northbound had to be closed in order to get the vehicle back on its wheels. By 9:10 a.m., one lane was re-opened, allowing traffic to move past slowly. The roadway was cleared at just before noon.

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