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Portion of I-5 near Hwy 223 reopened after truck fire closes it down

Road Closed Due to Semi-Truck Fire
Posted at 1:45 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 18:14:33-04

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.

ORIGINAL STORY:
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.

This is a developing story. We will have more information as it becomes available.