BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE:
Caltrans tweeted that its crews have completed cleanup and lane two on I-5 is back open after it was shutdown due to a semi-truck fire.
KERN COUNTY: Crews have completed cleanup and the #2 lane is now open. Traffic in freeflow. https://t.co/1HJTXNvDIM— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) July 1, 2019
According to the CalTrans Twitter account, one lane of northbound I-5 near Highway 223 has been closed due to a semi-truck fire.
One lane is open, but there is a 5-mile back-up as a result. CalTrans says to expect delays throughout the area.
There is no timetable on when the lane will re-open. Drivers should use other routes if possible.
KERN COUNTY: The #2 lane is currently CLOSED on Northbound I-5 near State Route 223 due to a big rig fire. The #1 lane is open, but there is an approximately 5-mile back-up currently. Expect delays through the area. No ETO at this time. pic.twitter.com/9oBINnTzQG— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) July 1, 2019
This is a developing story. We will have more information as it becomes available.