Interstate 5 reopens after downed line forces closure

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Downed lines closed Interstate 5 in Tehama County for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon.

A truck hit phone lines suspended above the freeway near Antelope Blvd. in Red Bluff at about 3:35 p.m.  A utility pole was knocked over, sparking a small vegetation fire. Some areas experienced Internet outages while repairs were made.

There was a significant backup of traffic while crews worked to clear the road. The freeway was reopened at about 4:45 p.m.

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