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UPDATE: I-5 reopens in both directions following big rig fire, expect delays

Posted at 2:47 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 20:16:11-05

FORT TEJON, Calif. — UPDATE (5:00 PM): According to CalTrans, GRAPEVINE, Northbound I-5 is now OPEN. Southbound I-5 is now OPEN but is reduced to 2 lanes as crews continue to work clearing the roadway. Expect delays as traffic begins clearing the area.

UPDATE (3:10 PM): The California Highway Patrol said both lanes of Interstate 5 are now closed due to smoke caused by a big rig fire near the base of the Grapevine.

Caltrans announced that Southbound Interstate 5 is closed near the base of the Grapevine due to a big rig fire with smoke covering all southbound lanes.

Kern County Fire is responding to the scene.

There is no estimated time of reopening.

This is a developing story.