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Big rig crash closes I-5, MLS rally attendees should avoid the highway

The Sacramento Police Department is urging those attending the Sacramento Republic FC's block party to find another route.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A big rig crash Monday left Interstate 5 closed as Sacramento Republic Football Club fans celebrated Major League Soccer's expansion to Sacramento. 

The truck was carrying ethanol when it turned over on I-5 near Richards Boulevard, according to a release by the City of Sacramento.  

The Sacramento Police Department said anyone heading to the Sac Republic FC block party should find alternative routes. 

The following freeway on-ramps and connectors to southbound I-5 are closed, according to a statement from Caltrans.

  • Westbound I-80 connector
  • Eastbound I-80 connector
  • El Camino on-ramp 
  • Richards Boulevard and Garden highway on-ramps 
  • The Richards Boulevard off-ramp 

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The City of Sacramento said the highway could reopen as early as 7 p.m. on Monday.  

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