Two wrecks delay I-5 south of Cottage Grove


COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - Two crashes occurred on Interstate 5 on Friday evening, causing congestion and delays south of Cottage Grove.

UPDATE: One lane of northbound I-5 reopened roughly eight miles south of Cottage Grove. Traffic is queued for several miles in each direction. Expect significant delays.

The first crash happened just after 5:00 p.m., roughly 6 miles south of Cottage Grove, blocking the fast lanes for both northbound and southbound I-5.

A second crash happened just after 6:00 p.m. on I-5 south, approximately 2 miles south of the first crash. The second crash closed both northbound lanes of I-5.

Travelers are urged to use extreme caution and expect long delays.

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