Semi crash closes I-5 SB at I-405 through Tues. commute

Semi crash closes I-5 SB at I-405 through Tues. commute

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Semi crash closes I-5 SB at I-405 through Tues. commute

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 3:20 PM

PORTLAND -- A jackknifed semi at the Interstate 405 split north of the Rose Quarter shut down all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 for several hours Tuesday morning.

The semi was removed at about 8 a.m., and the lanes were reopened by 8:30. Traffic was still stopped or slow all the way back the Marine Drive throughout the commute.

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The driver was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with minor injuries.

The truck was carrying equipment for the Drake performance at the Moda Center. A spokeperson for the venue said all of the equipment was apparently in tact and the show would go on as planned.

Spokesman Don Hamilton said de-icing trucks had prepped the area overnight and he did not think weather was a factor in the 4:30 a.m. crash.

A rollover semi crash shortly after midnight on northbound Interstate 205 has shut down the Gladstone off-ramps, along with Southeast 82nd Drive. That closure may last through the morning.

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