Feb 27, 2009 8:49 am US/Pacific
Crash Involving Boat Snarls I-5 In Elk GroveAt least three separate crashes crippled the morning commute on northbound Interstate 5 including a serious crash in Elk Grove that backed uptraffic for miles.
The CHP says a boat hit a car head on. At least one of the cars rolled over in the fast lane.
It happened just after six in the northbound lanes of I-5 near Twin Cities Road. A truck towing a boat on a trailer was actually traveling southbound on I-5 when it somehow lost control and veered across the center median. The boat launched off the trailer and hit a car traveling in the northbound lanes head on.
The CHP shut down all lanes at one point to bring in tow trucks to remove the cars and the boat.
Traffic is backed up for miles and CHP is diverting traffic onto the shoulder to move vehicles around the accident.
There were also two other separate accidents between Elk Grove Boulevard and the San Joaquin County line.