Some lanes of the 101 Freeway in eastern Ventura County were reopened Sunday afternoon after being closed due to a propane truck fire, authorities said.
Authorities closed a stretch of the freeway around 8 a.m. following the fire near the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall, according to California Highway Patrol’s Moorpark Station. All lanes of the northbound freeway and left lanes of the southbound were reopened by 3 p.m., authorities said.
However, the right lanes remained closed by that time, according to CHP. The burnt trailer and spilt propane were still being cleared from the roadway.
Earlier, firefighters used multiple water cannons to put out flames engulfing a semi-truck loaded with 500 small propane tanks, CHP said.
Officials diverted northbound freeway traffic at Westlake Boulevard while southbound traffic was being diverted at Hampshire Boulevard, authorities said. CHP told motorists to avoid the area.