The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that all lanes of I-5 have reopened at Ashland’s Exit 14. Southbound traffic is beginning to back up, so anticipate delays. Chain limits are not in place on I-5’s Siskiyou Summit, but that could change anytime.
Severe storms forced the closure of Interstate 5 between southern Oregon and northern California.
The Oregon Department of Education reported at around 8:00 a.m. on Friday that southbound I-5 was closed between Exit 14 in Ashland and the California border.
We got a official tweet from ODOT
I-5 between Ashland and the California border is now open. Traffic is moving slowly. Currently chains are not required but conditions can change rapidly. Please drive with caution.
— OregonDOT (@OregonDOT) February 25, 2023
According to ODOT, Interstate 5 was shut down between Redding, California and the Oregon state line.
Friday morning at 10:00 local time, the weather had forced the closure of Highway 66 and Highway 273 in Oregon.
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Visitors were cautioned about taking a detour via Dead Indian Monument Road.