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Hwy 99 traffic slowed after fiery truck crash

Hwy 99 traffic slowed after fiery truck crash »Play Video
A big rig crash slows traffic Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, on northbound Highway 99 near County Line Road in Kern County, Calif. (Photo by Engineer Paul Gibbins/Kern County Fire Department)

DELANO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Traffic along northbound Highway 99 near County Line Road was slow going Thursday morning in the wake of a semitruck crash.

The truck, carrying empty produce boxes, exited at County Line Road when the weight shifted, causing it to overturn, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver made it out OK, but his cab quickly erupted in flames, the CHP said.

One lane and an off-ramp were closed. All lanes have since reopened, but the ramp remained closed as of midday.