Southbound lanes of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains remain blocked this morning after a big rig and an adjacent hillside caught fire Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Southbound lanes reopened at around 5:30 a.m., according to the CHP traffic incident page.
The fire was reported at 10:11 p.m. near the summit of the winding road between San Jose and Santa Cruz. All lanes were initially closed in both directions at 10:36 p.m., according to the CHP.
The fire in the engine and cab of the big-rig caused a brief half-acre grass fire to burn nearby, according to the CHP.
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