Traffic jam: Semi hauling fresh grapes crashes on I-5 in Oregon


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    ASHLAND, Ore. - Crews worked to recover fresh green and purple grapes from the wreckage of a semi truck that crashed Wednesday morning on northbound Interstate 5, just north of the California border.

    The crash happened around 7 a.m., south of Ashland.

    The crash happened around 7 a.m., south of Ashland. (ODOT)

    "A single lane of traffic is now open, but travelers should expect delays," Oregon DOT said at 10:41 a.m. | SISKIYOU SUMMIT CAMERAS

    "Salvage crews continue to off-load cargo from the semi that rolled earlier this morning. Contrary to earlier reports, the cargo is fresh green and purple grapes on pallets," ODOT said in a statement. "Slow lane is open to traffic. Cargo recovery is occurring happening in the fast lane. Use caution through the crash zone and expect short delays." | TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

    "Salvage crews continue to off-load cargo from the semi that rolled earlier this morning. Contrary to earlier reports, the cargo is fresh green and purple grapes on pallets," ODOT said in a statement. "Slow lane is open to traffic. Cargo recovery is occurring happening in the fast lane. Use caution through the crash zone and expect short delays." (Gary Leaming/ODOT)

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