VALLEJO (CBS SF/BCN) — Westbound lanes of I-80 have reopened Tuesday evening after a vegetation fire sparked by a burning vehicle spread to vegetation at the American Canyon Road off-ramp in Vallejo, according to authorities.
The California Highway Patrol issued a sig alert for two lanes closed on the freeway about two hours earlier.READ MORE: Project Home: Federal Court Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium; What Does It Mean For Bay Area Renters?
Embers from the initial fire, which was first reported about 5:30 p.m., spread to other areas by the freeway and flames got close to power lines, according to the CHP.
As of 6:12 p.m., CHP reported the severe traffic alert was still in place with the right lanes of westbound I-80 blocked.
Units from Cal Fire and area departments have responded to the scene.READ MORE: COVID Recovery: Bay Area Restaurants Struggle To Hire Staff Ahead Of Likely Big Mother's Day Weekend
While no update has been given on the status of the fire, CHP announced that all lanes had reopened as of around 7:40 p.m.
UPDATE: Residual Delays on Westbound I-80 East of American Canyon Rd in Vallejo. All Lanes Open.
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