EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT ON SB 99 FRWY CAUSES MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR COMMUTERS

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MERCED COUNTY, CA – The Merced Area CHP responded to a 2:49 a.m., call of a minor accident on southbound side of hwy 99 near Le Grand Road between two tractor trailers. When authorities arrived they found one of the tractor and its trailers fully engulfed in flames.

Traffic was diverted onto Mission and by 3:45 a.m., the overpass was loaded with traffic causing concern for authorities. By 4:00 a.m. the number one lane was opened on the southbound side as authorities continued to clean up the accident scene. Cal Trans, Riggs, and Cal Fire were also dispatched to the scene.

It is unknown if there were any injuries at this time and the accident is still under investigation.

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