Vehicle with highly explosive fuel causes traffic nightmare on I-80 Vacaville

VACAVILLE, Calif. -- All lanes of Interstate Highway 80 have reopened in both directions near Vacaville on Tuesday morning after closing when a van carrying gas tanks caught fire and there were concerns it would explode, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was first reported at 5:49 a.m. on the highway at Cherry Glen Road.

A commercial van that contained flammable gas caught fire after a collision but the gas tanks did not explode, CHP Officer David Harvey said.

The collision closed all lanes of Highway 80 in both directions. The eastbound lanes reopened by around 7 a.m. and the westbound lanes reopened about an hour later, according to the CHP.
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