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VIDEO: 60-vehicle pileup on I-5

Posted at 1:05 PM, Dec 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-19 13:05:31-05

YREKA, Calif. (WTVR) – California Highway Patrol blamed ice on the road for a 60-vehicle pileup, reported The accidents closed a section of Interstate 5 in Northern California.

“At this time we’re not certain whether or not a small snowstorm or hail storm precipitated this ice formation or it was just the below freezing temperatures in the air,” Yreka Police Public Information Officer Nick  Black said.