UPDATED: Multi-Vehicle Pileup Near Banning on Interstate 10

Two lanes have been closed and a sigalert has been issued.

Photo courtesy: Caltrans
Photo courtesy: Caltrans
Update 5 p.m.:  Caltrans officals say that the scene of a crash involving three big rigs and five other vehicles is now clear. 

As of 4:40 p.m., there was a seven-mile long traffic backup on Interstate 10 westbound.

Update 3:10 p.m.:
 Caltrans officials tell Banning-Beaumont Patch that the big rig is currently being hooked up to a tow truck to be hauled away from the crash site.

Witnesses tell Patch that traffic is backed up on the interstate all the way to Highway 111.

Original story as posted: 

Two lanes of I-10 in the Banning/Cabazon area have been shut down to traffic, after a big rig crashed in the rain.

The No. 3 and 4 lanes-- the two rightmost lanes-- of westbound Interstate 10 are closed at Main Street east of Banning at the scene of a pileup involving three big rigs and five vehicles, according to Caltrans.

No serious injuries have been reported.

Banning-Beaumont Patch will update this breaking news story as more details become available.  

cwc300 February 28, 2014 at 04:53 PM
Thats Cabazon not Banning...
Renee Schiavone February 28, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Yes, you're correct, cwc300... I updated that article. Was in a rush to get this out to people ASAP when Caltrans sent the advisory.
cwc300 February 28, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Thanks Renee, But its 5+ miles east of Banning..in "Cabazon".. Take care.. Curtis


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