9:38 p.m. — CHP Auburn says the two closed lanes should be reopened around midnight.
Update on freeway closure westbound I-80 west of Newcastle Rd. #2 and 3 lanes should be reopened around midnight, due to earlier truck fire. #1 traffic lane remains open. Taylor Rd. is an alternate route to avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/DBz7m3labt
— CHP Auburn (@CHPAuburn) August 19, 2019
8:14 p.m. — CHP Auburn has now reported that two lanes are blocked on I-80 westbound.
Officials say a big rig carrying frozen meat caught fire and became engulfed.
No injuries were reported. No ETO for lanes to clear.
NEWCASTLE (CBS13) — One lane is blocked on Interstate 80 westbound near Newcastle Road due to a big rig truck that is fully engulfed in flames.
The California Highway Patrol reported the fire at around 4:40 p.m.
Officials say there is no current ETO on the closed lane.
More details to follow.