Updated 1 p.m. Jan. 18, 2012
Winter appears to have finally arrived in Siskiyou County and chain controls are in effect Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, on Interstate 5 and Highway 89 in Siskiyou County.
Northbound I-5 at Fawndale is open as of 1 p.m., but Caltrans warns motorists to expect delays. Vehicles are being checked for chains.
Chain controls are in effect from 10 miles north of Redding to South Weed.
As of noon, Caltrans’ website is reporting a traffic collision with major injuries in the northbound lane of I-5 at Volmers, south of Dunsmuir.
A traffic hazard is also reported in the northbound lane at Wonderland.
R-I chain controls are in effect from 16 miles south of Dunsmuir to a half mile south of the junction of I-5 and SR89.
Chains, traction devices or snow tires are required on the drive axle of all vehicles except four wheel or all wheel drive vehicles.
R-2 chain controls are in effect from a half mile south of the junction of I-5 and SR89 to south Weed.
Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel / all wheel drive vehicles with snow treaded tires on all wheels.
R-2 chain controls are also in effect through the town of McCloud on SR89.
Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel drive vehicles unless towing over the Siskiyou Summit in Oregon.
Details can be found at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ and www.tripcheck.com.