FAIRFIELD — A portion of westbound Interstate 80 in Fairfield was shut down Sunday after a crash that involved a vehicle that was towing a boat.
The boat was mangled, as was the trailer, according to the California Highway Patrol. Another vehicle had major front-end damage. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission classified it as an injury accident. CHP reported no injuries.
The crash was reported shortly after 1 p.m. on westbound I-80 just west of Green Valley Road. A vehicle that was pulling a boat hit the guard rail and collided with another vehicle, according to preliminary reports from the CHP. Approximately 50 feet of guard rail and the accompanying posts were also damaged.
Two lanes of westbound I-80 were shut down, as was the Green Valley Road onramp.
A severe traffic alert was issued at 1:46 p.m. Traffic was soon moving by the crash scene, according to CHP, using the shoulder of the roadway. All lanes were open shortly before 3 p.m.
As crews were working the crash scene in Fairfield, a brush fire in the center divide forced temporary closure of part of westbound I-80 at about 2:40 p.m. near Dixon.
The fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. along I-80 west of Highway 113. All lanes were open about 15 minutes later.
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