I-5 SB closed north and south of Albany, OR due to snow-related pileups

I-5 SB closed north and south of Albany, OR due to snow-related pileups

I-5 SB closed north and south of Albany, OR due to snow-related pileups

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 6 at 10:09 AM

ALBANY, Ore. -- Interstate 5 southbound was closed about 3 miles north of Albany Thursday morning after several crashes involving up to 20 total vehicles were reported on the snowy freeway, transportation officials said.

A detour was in place starting just after 8:30 a.m. for all but overweight vehicles, according to a statement from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Drivers were advised to avoid the area or expect major delays.

ODOT crews were also responding to seeral other crashes on I-5, as well as on Oregon Highway 58, and U.S. Highway 101.

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