I-5 north of Grapevine Road backed up due to big rig truck fire, expect delays

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Caltrans says all northbound lanes of I-5 are open, but slowly moving following a truck fire earlier this afternoon.

The truck fire closed multiple lanes for several hours on I-5 just north of Grapevine Road. The traffic backup stretched for 8 miles into Gorman and Lebec.


Update: As of 3:27 p.m., lane three on I-5 has been cleared and only lane four is closed.

Lane four is blocked for an unknown estimated time for clean-up after the big rig truck fire, according to Caltrans. Caltrans said collisions are being reported in the backup and to expect delays.


Interstate 5 north of Grapevine Road has been reduced to two lanes due to a big rig truck fire, according to Caltrans.

The incident happened at around 12:28 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. Crews are working to clear the debris and truck from the roads.

Lanes one and two are currently open. CHP said traffic is backed up in the area almost to the Lebec off-ramp and to expect delays.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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