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UPDATE: Big rig is being cleared from SB offramp of Hwy. 99 at Lerdo Hwy.

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 14:14:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE 11:12 A.M.) The big rig that caught fire on the southbound offramp of Highway 99 at Lerdo Highway is being cleared, according to CHP.

The offramp is back open and traffic will begin to resume shortly.


A big rig on fire is blocking the southbound offramp of Highway 99 at Lerdo Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP reported the fire started 9:43 a.m. Shafter Police are responding to the scene.

This is a developing story.