SACRAMENTO -- Wednesday morning, a big chunk of the roadway broke off on northbound I-5 causing damage to cars and slow traffic.
Around 5:37 a.m., officers got a call about what appeared to be a big rock in the third lane near the Richards Boulevard exit.
When they arrived on scene, they found that a chunk of asphalt had deteriorated, detached and created potholes.
Between 12-15 cars hit the asphalt chunk causing minor damages and flat tires.
Cal Trans responded and filled the hole with temporary asphalt so the lanes could reopen.
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