Burning Semi Truck Hauling Hay Closes Down I-10 Freeway Lanes

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Interstate 10

The crash prompted a full westbound closure in Coachella.

COACHELLA, CA – A semi-truck carrying hay engulfed in flames prompted a full closure of westbound Interstate 10 in Coachella for several hours Thursday afternoon, backing up traffic for more than 15 miles.

The truck fire was reported at 2:01 p.m. on the westbound 10 at Dillon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP closed both westbound freeway lanes and at 2:52 p.m., issued a SigAlert. The CHP reported traffic backed up as far as the Cactus City rest area.