I-5 Multi-Vehicle Accident Causes Backup

The traffic backed up on southbound Interstate 5 for at least 5 miles from a pileup in Anderson Thursday afternoon.  A collision happened just after 3:30 on southbound Interstate five between Riverside Avenue and North Street involving seven passenger vehicles and a big rig.  There were seven injured people transported from the scene.  Southbound traffic was completely halted and was being detoured onto Riverside and North until lanes finally reopened at around 4:40, more than an hour after the crash.