A five-car pileup on Highway 99 south of Elk Grove backed up traffic for miles Monday afternoon but no injuries were reported.
Emergency crews were called at 2:21 p.m. to the chain-reaction collision on southbound Highway 99 between Grant Line and Dillard roads, said Cosumnes Fire Department Operations Chief Dan Quiggle, a department spokesman. Cosumnes units headed to the scene, but were later sent back to their stations.
The vehicles were cleared from the roadway, Quiggle said, but Caltrans officials said in a Twitter post that the No. 1 lane remains closed with no estimated time of reopening.
#TrafficAlert in @SacCountyCA: Except delays on southbound State Route 99 @ Grant Line Road due to traffic collision. The #1 (left) lane is BLOCKED. No estimated time of reopening. #KnowBeforeYouGo @CHPSouthSac @SacRegion511 @TotalTrafficSMF @CosumnesFire @CityofElkGrove pic.twitter.com/gL4LJ4wgPH
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) November 29, 2021
Caltrans called a traffic alert following the collision that remained in effect nearing the 4 p.m. hour and the afternoon commute.
Southbound traffic on a back-to-work Monday afternoon after the Thanksgiving holiday was slow-and-go as far back as the Elk Grove Boulevard exit at Highway 99.