Big rig fires cause Sierra travel delays on I-80, Highway 50 on Friday

Two big rig fires on major routes in the Sierra caused delays on Friday afternoon, as many headed to Tahoe for the Fourth of July weekend. A portion of westbound Interstate 80 near Colfax is closed after a big rig caught fire, Caltrans said. Westbound traffic was being diverted off at Rollins Lake Road. The fast lane of eastbound traffic was used as a staging area for emergency vehicles, Caltrans said. There have also been delays on Highway 50, which was closed in both directions east of Kyburz earlier Friday after a big rig caught on fire in El Dorado County, the California Highway Patrol said. As of 6 pm, both lanes of Highway 50 reopened. A photo shared by CHP showed the vehicle on fire and CHP said nearby vegetation was also on fire. The incident happened around 10:20 am, according to Caltrans information online. Delays on both roads come as many are traveling in advance of the Fourth of July holiday. You can check Caltrans’ QuickMap service for the latest roadway conditions for Sierra travel. Follow our real-time traffic map here, which is showing delays in El Dorado County.

Two big rig fires on major routes in the Sierra caused delays on Friday afternoon, as many headed to Tahoe for the Fourth of July weekend.

A portion of westbound Interstate 80 near Colfax is closed after a big rig caught fire, Caltrans said.

Westbound traffic was being diverted off at Rollins Lake Road. The fast lane of eastbound traffic was used as a staging area for emergency vehicles, Caltrans said.

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There have also been delays on Highway 50, which was closed in both directions east of Kyburz earlier Friday after a big rig caught on fire in El Dorado County, the California Highway Patrol said.

As of 6 pm, both lanes of Highway 50 reopened.

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A photo shared by CHP showed the vehicle on fire and CHP said nearby vegetation was also on fire.

The incident happened around 10:20 am, according to Caltrans information online.

Delays on both roads come as many are traveling in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.

You can check Caltrans’ QuickMap service for the latest roadway conditions for Sierra travel.

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Follow our real-time traffic map here, which is showing delays in El Dorado County.

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