UPDATE: Caltrans said all eastbound lanes of I-80 reopened by 3 p.m. Monday. The westbound lanes of the interstate are still reduced to one lane for hazardous waste cleanup.
PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Both #1 lanes of eastbound and westbound I-80 at Weimar are now open after a big rig caught fire.READ MORE: Good Samaritan Helps Mother, Daughter After Moving Truck Crash Near Cal Expo
The scene of the fire is in the area of Junction 174 and Canyon Way. The fire is now out, but not before it destroyed the truck and spread to nearby vegetation.
Cal Fire and Placer County firefighters responded to the fire. Crews were cleaning up fuel and debris.
It’s unknown when the road will fully reopen.READ MORE: Protesters Rally In Sacramento In Support Of Indian Farmers' Rights
Check back for updates on this developing story.
I-80 EB/WB has been closed in both directions just west of Colfax while a big rig/vegetation fire is contained. Expect closures for a while as debris and fuel cleanup continues. No ETO. pic.twitter.com/kcneIaKGco
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) August 5, 2019MORE NEWS: Bakersfield Man Missing After Car Gets Stuck In Tuolumne County