Interstate 5 was shut down for several hours this afternoon after a series of crashes.
It started with crash on I-5 North near the Riverside Avenue exit in Anderson around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
A red Cadillac was found partially wedged beneath a semi-truck.
Traffic slowed down, but apparently a few people didn’t slow down in time.
Just down the freeway, a second crash involving at least one motorcycle kept northbound lanes closed for an hour.
Three people, victims of both crashes, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Just as the freeway was reopening, a big rig stuck in traffic burst into flames near Deschutes Road off-ramp, shutting down Northbound I-5 once again.
That isn’t all.
The nightmare traffic continued after a crash between a car and a bus in the City of Cottonwood sent four people to the hospital with injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
That happened around 4 p.m., just an hour after the first series of crashes.
The bus ended up nearly 25 feet off the road, up a hillside.
The area of Hooker Creek Road and North Granite was shut down to all traffic for crews to clean up.