SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Interstates 5 and 80 are back open in both directions in north Natomas after a strong wind-whipped grass fire created quite a mess of traffic and smoke.
The closures happened just north of Arena Boulevard near Sleep Train Arena and high winds made things difficult for fire crews as they dealt with a number of spot fires in the area.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: I-5 Northbound and Southbound is opened back up in the Sacramento area. Please proceed with caution and watch out for first responders clearing the area.
— CHP Valley Division (@CHP_Valley) October 27, 2019
Northbound Interstate 5 was closed at Interstate 80 and southbound at Highway 99.
Interstates 5 and 80 were both closed in both directions in the area, the CHP reports.
Traffic delays are still expected for the time being, although both freeways have since reopened.