Truck fire jams US 101 near Santa Barbara for hours

March 24, 2022 GMT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A truck fire caused a massive hours-long traffic jam on northbound U.S. Highway 101 along the south Santa Barbara County coast on Thursday.

The 5 a.m. fire in the Summerland area involved a semi loaded with green beans, Carpinteria Summerland Fire District Battalion Chief Mike Gallagher told KEYT.

One northbound lane was reopened several hours later but the second lane did not reopen until around 2 p.m.