SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a big rig fire has prompted the shutdown of all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Santa Fe Springs, backing up rush-hour traffic for miles.
CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos says officers are diverting traffic onto Interstate 605.
Firefighters were sent to the freeway just south of Florence Avenue at about 5:35 a.m.
The lanes are expected to remain closed for several hours.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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