Sprinkles may begin as early as Thursday morning (November 2, 2017) in the valley before an inch or two of rain will likely fall Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is expected above 6,000 feet throughout the weekend and into early next week. Lest we forget, here is how to be safe when traveling through the mountains in wintry conditions.
Sprinkles may begin as early as Thursday morning (November 2, 2017) in the valley before an inch or two of rain will likely fall Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is expected above 6,000 feet throughout the weekend and into early next week. Lest we forget, here is how to be safe when traveling through the mountains in wintry conditions.

Transportation

Multivehicle crash blocks southbound I-5 lanes near Arena Boulevard

By Anthony Sorci And Benjy Egel

asorci@sacbee.com

November 16, 2017 11:23 AM

UPDATED November 16, 2017 12:17 PM

A multivehicle crash Thursday morning blocked lanes for more than an hour on southbound Interstate 5 at Arena Boulevard.

Four vehicles, including a large white truck, were involved in the 10:56 a.m. crash, according to the California Highway Patrol. One person was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of injuries., the CHP said.

All lanes reopened at 12:10 p.m., the CHP reported.

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