Thursday Apr 04 2013
Rain causes crashes, traffic delays on I-5, Capital City Freeway
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Rain blanketing Northern California is making a mess of the morning commute, with crashes and spinouts slowing traffic.
A big rig truck crashed into the center divider on Interstate 5 in South Sacramento around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, stalling traffic in both directions of the freeway.
The Sacramento Bee reported that lanes in both directions were closed for several hours to clear the wreckage.
The California Highway Patrol said a driver was killed in a separate collision on the Capital City Freeway near El Camino Avenue around 7 a.m. The vehicle hit a tree in the center divider, and traffic was backed up for more than an hour on the southbound side of the freeway.
Meanwhile, the weather was causing some arriving flights at San Francisco International Airport to be delayed by an average of nearly two hours.