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CHP Closes Part of Highway 17 After Car Catches Fire

Published On: Dec 27 2013 06:57:52 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 26 2013 06:22:22 PM CST
Traffic Alert
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. -

The California Highway Patrol says there is major traffic back-up on Highway 17 and part of the highway is shutdown.

According to the CHP website, a car hit the median, flipped over, and then caught on fire around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The accident happened just south of the Redwood Estates and traffic is backed-up into Santa Cruz county, said CHP.

CHP has closed all lanes of northbound Highway 17 and one lane of southbound traffic.