Diesel spill slows traffic on I-5 north of Eugene

Oregon DOT camera at I-5 and I-105 shows traffic backed up behind a crash 5 miles north of Eugene near Coburg. (Oregon DOT and Google Traffic Map)

EUGENE, Ore. - A crash spilled diesel on Interstate 5 on Friday, triggering a hazardous material response, Oregon DOT said.

The slow lane is open, but traffic had backed up, ODOT said.

"Expect delays on northbound Interstate 5 coming out of Eugene," ODOT said in a press release at 10:26 a.m. "Travelers are advised to avoid the area and take alternate routes."

By 11:35 a.m., all lanes of I-5 northbound were back open, ODOT said.

The crash happened while crews were still clearing the scene of a truck fire involving a load of pineapples, ODOT said.

A third crash happened in the area as all lanes of I-5 were opening back up. The crash isn't blocking the interstate but contributed to continuing congestion, ODOT said.

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