UPDATE: One lane of northbound I-5 at Hwy 166 back open after tanker fire

Posted at 5:32 AM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 13:10:56-04

UPDATE: One lane of the northbound I-5 near Highway 166 is now moving and one lane remains closed after a tanker fire. The southbound lanes are open.

CHP says the fast lane is now open and the #2 lane is still closed. 

The tanker truck was loaded with 40,000 pounds of nitric acid. No injuries have been reported.


CHP expects all lanes to be shut down for several hours. 

CHP says northbound traffic is going to be re-routed on Highway 99. Motorists will have to exit on Highway 223 and go over to Interstate 5 from there. 

Southbound traffic will exit on Highway 166, over to Highway 99 to jump onto Interstate 5 from there. 


Northbound I-5 near Highway 166 is shut down due to a tanker fire. 

The CHP page says it happened just after 4:30 a.m. in the Fort Tejon Area.

There could be some lane closures there. Also, the southbound side of Interstate 5 may be affected as well as officers assess the situation.

We have a crew heading to the scene and we will update you as soon as we get more information.