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Crash blocks lanes of Hwy 101 in Santa Margarita area

Posted at 9:00 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 12:36:23-05

A SIG Alert was issued for the northbound lanes of Highway 101 Tuesday morning due to a crash in the Santa Margarita area.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened at about 8:30 a.m. north of the Highway 58 interchange when a big rig and another vehicle collided, causing the semi to jackknife.

Officers were running breaks halfway up the grade and the road was expected to be blocked until about 9:30 a.m., according to dispatch reports.

No word on the extent of any injuries.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.