PORTLAND, Ore. – A truck jackknifed on southbound Interstate 5 Tuesday morning, causing all southbound traffic to be diverted for most of the morning commute.
The accident happened at around 4:45 a.m. at the split with Interstate 405. It wasn't cleared until almost 8:20 a.m.
The tractor-trailer was carrying equipment for Tuesday night's Drake concert, according to Moda Center spokesman Kris Koivisto. The equipment was not damaged and the rapper's 7 p.m. show will go on as planned.
All southbound traffic was rerouted over the Fremont Bridge.
Leaking diesel made the cleanup more complicated.
The driver was taken to the hospital, though the extent of his injuries was unknown.
It remained unclear what caused the accident.
Freeway closure tonight
The Oregon Department of Transportation will close Interstate 5 southbound at the Fremont Bridge at about 8:30 p.m. Monday to repair a damaged barrier and clean up more diesel fuel that leaked from the truck.
The closure will be through 5 a.m.
During the closure traffic will be detoured to Interstate 405 and then back onto Interstate 5.