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All lanes of I-5 closed due to semi fire

Posted: 5:21 PM, Dec 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-17 01:35:35Z
CHP investigating a crash between two semis

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: Just after 5:30 p.m., CHP was able to open up all lanes of I-5 with the exception of the slow lane on the northbound side.
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The California Highway Patrol shut down all lanes at the base of the Grapevine on Interstate 5 Sunday evening.

CHP said a semi truck lost its brakes, which started a fire. It happened across from the scales that are just north of Grapevine Road.

As of just after 5 p.m. Sunday, CHP said all lanes of northbound and southbound I-5 would be closed. It's unclear if it will be a short-term or long-term closure.