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    Default I-5 Closed by Northern California Wildfire

    Interstate 5 is currently closed between Redding and Mt. Shasta due to another major wildfire burning on both sides of the Freeway.

    This fire, named the Delta Fire, started yesterday (9/5/18) and forced a quick evacuation of the highway - emergency crews used the median cutouts to turn cars around, and several Semi Trucks had to be abandoned, at least a handful of which have been destroyed by the fire. There have been no injuries reported so far, but it looks like Interstate 5 could be closed for quite some time.

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/ca...217912665.html

    To avoid the closure, drivers can take CA-299 east from Redding to CA-89 and take that back north to Mt. Shasta, going right past McArthur-Burney Falls State Park. That's a 120 mile drive on 2 lane roads, and will likely be seeing very heavy traffic and delays. Travelers looking to head from LA/Sacramento/Bay Area to Oregon or Washington may want to look at other alternate routes, including using US-101 to US-199.

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    Travelers looking to head from LA/Sacramento/Bay Area to Oregon or Washington may want to look at other alternate routes, including using US-101 to US-199.
    From Sacramento, you can take I-5 north to Williams, then CA-20 west to US-101. This is probably the easiest way to get across the coastal range once you get north of Vallejo.

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