According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), southbound lanes on Highway 99 near Keyes are closed due to a big rig car carrier catching on fire.
Traffic is being diverted off of Highway 99 at the Keyes Road Exit before Turlock. The incident was reported at approximately 1:15pm and CHP is trying to get 2 lanes back open as soon as possible.
Witness reports so far are saying that the big rig’s brakes were on fire.
More traffic updates should be available soon.
Update as of 2:30pm
According to CHP, all southbound lanes are open again. Traffic is still slow moving all the way back to Ceres.