The California Highway Patrol said a semi-truck overturned in the south bound lanes of Interstate 5 Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened near the Laval Road exit, blocking two lanes and causing backups up on I-5 and Freeway 99. There were no injuries.
Meanwhile CHP officers made 28 DUI-related arrests over the Memorial Day weekend and investigated a fatal accident in Bakersfield they believe involved alcohol. That crash happened early Monday morning on Round Mountain Road. The driver was killed. Two passengers suffered major injuries and were taken to Kern Medical Center.
Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they are formulating a site safety plan to excavate the broken section of pipe that spilled oil along the coast. The company is unsure when the excavation will begin.
A man was pulled from a drainage trench after it collapsed on him in Delano Tuesday morning. Coworkers were able to free him before the Kern County Fire Department arrived. He was flown to KMC where he is recovering.
Caltrans will be closing the northbound off-ramp and southbound on-ramp on Interstate 5 and Highway 46 this week for construction. The ramps will be closed from 6 PM until 6 AM through this Friday. Also, I-5 will be reduced to one lane in both directions near the work area.