I-5 Reopens At Ashland

posted by Brad Ford -

I-5 has reopened along the Oregon/California border after it was closed by a fast moving wildfire Thursday afternoon.

The fire was burning near Hornbrook, California. The Klamathon Fire grew to 8,000 acres and threatened homes and forced evacuations.

One person has died. The details of what happened will be released after the person's relatives are notified.

CalFire is allowing I-5 to reopen, but motorists should expect major delays and congestion.

The Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police will meter and escort hundreds of drivers through the burn zone southbound from milepost 11, should of Ashland.

The California Department of Transportation and California Highway Patrol will do the same for northbound traffic from Yreka.

ODOT warns the interstate could close again depending on the fire’s behavior.

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