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Southbound I-5 reopened after fatal accident

11:55 a.m.: The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that all lanes of southbound I-5 have reopened.

8:04 a.m.: The latest word from the California Highway Patrol is that the roadway is expected to reopen around 9 a.m.

7:43 a.m.: The southbound traffic lanes of Interstate 5, which were shut down Tuesday night south of Ingram Creek Road in Stanislaus County because of fatal accident involving three big rigs, remained closed this morning.

The accident was reported shortly after 10:30 p.m. and the roadway was ordered closed around midnight, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers said motorists should expect delays and are being encouraged to take an alternate route if possible.

An approximate 10-mile detour has been set up as follows: Southbound I-5 exit Ingram Creek Road, east to Howard Road, eastbound on Howard Road to Highway 33, 33 southbound to Rogers Road, southbound Rogers Road to Sperry Avenue, westbound Sperry back to southbound I-5.

The latest word from the CHP was that the road might open about 8 a.m.

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