Caltrans District 6 is reporting that southbound Highway 99 is closed due to a big rig fire. The rig truck is reportedly on the right-hand shoulder of the highway.
The truck was reportedly fully engulfed.
There is no estimated time for the highway to be re-opened.
KERN COUNTY: Southbound State Route 99 is currently CLOSED at Merced Avenue due to a big rig fire. Advise alternate routes if possible. No ETO at this time. pic.twitter.com/6dwPNcMWYE
— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) May 26, 2020