UPDATE: All lanes are clear and open on Highway 99 at Norris Road following a big rig collision, according to Caltrans.
— Editor’s note: This post has been edited with updates.
Overturned semi hauling carrots delays traffic on southbound Hwy 99
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A semi-truck hauling carrots overturned on Monday morning around 11:27 a.m., delaying traffic on southbound Highway 99. Traffic is backed up for approximately seven miles, according to Caltrans.
The collision happened on southbound Highway 99 and Norris Road, according to CHP. The highway is down to one lane.
A photo taken by 17 News shows the semi-truck almost falling off an embankment and carrots are seen spilled over onto the grass.
Just last week, another overturned truck spilled carrots on State Route 33.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.