HERCULES (CBS SF) — Lanes of westbound I-80 in Hercules have reopened hours after Contra Costa fire units knocked down a big-rig fire on the freeway off-ramp, according to authorities.
The report of the fire first surfaced at 2:49 p.m. when a big-rig car hauler was spotted on fire at the Hercules off-ramp east of State Highway 4. The response to the fire is blocking the right lanes of westbound I-80.READ MORE: Irate Steph Curry Torches Clippers In Warriors 8th Straight Win
The big-rig fire spread to the hillside by the off-ramp, but had not spread to the vehicles the car hauler was transporting yet, according to reports.READ MORE: California Health Officials 'Closely Monitoring' New COVID Omicron Variant
CHP has issued a severe traffic alert due to the fire.
As of about 3:15 p.m., crews had knocked down the fire on the truck and hillside, but responding units were still blocking westbound lanes of I-80 as firefighters mopped up.MORE NEWS: One Dead, Two Wounded In Early Morning San Francisco Shootings
Clean up continued until shortly before 6 p.m., when all lanes were reopened.