Truck in the I-5 Median by Sunset could mess up your drive home

truck in median by sunset on I-5 nb 01-14-15

truck in median by sunset on I-5 nb 01-14-15Yesterday it was an accident by the airport and today it looks like a tractor-trailer rig in the median could mess up your drive home.

It happened about an hour ago (~3pm)but the extraction could be a while.

It is just north of the Sunset onramp and traffic is backed up to Lakeway. One lane northbound is blocked to allow the tow truck to extract the rig from the median.

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Watch here for updates or monitor the I-5 cameras.

 

UPDATE 5:38pm
The accident scene has been cleared and both lanes are open.

UPDATE 5:00pm
The tow truck crew have the tractor-trailer rig out of the median and back up on the roadbed. Likely to clear the scene very soon and open the blocked lane. It’s going to take a while to clear the traffic jam especially with all the traffic heading home about now. Alternate routes recommended.

UPDATE 4:45pm
They have dislodged the semi and made some headway. Still one lane is block and the back up is still to Lakeway. Consider alternate routes if you get on I-5 south of the Guide Meridian. Even if they get it out in the next 15 minutes, the logjam isn’t going to go away fast.

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UPDATE 4:20pm
The tow truck crew appear to be making some headway with this gargantuan task. Fingers and toes people. Fingers and toes.

 

 

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