A 60-vehicle pileup on Interstate 5 in Northern California caused a traffic nightmare Tuesday night, lasting through early Wednesday. A stretch of I-5 was closed following a collision at about 6:15 p.m. in the town of Yreka on the Oregon border. Officials estimate that around 60 cars were involved.
When California Highway Patrol officers arrived on scene, the chain of crashes was still happening, according to the Contra Costa Times.
There were no fatalities, but CHP says eight people were transported to hospital. Two suffered serious injuries.
The cause of the pileup has yet to be determined, but it may have been the icy roads, accoriding to CHP.
If you're planning on taking a road trip over the holidays, the CHP offers a list of winter driving safety tips, especially when heading into snowy areas.
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