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Traffic Flowing Again After Big-Rig Collision on Highway 99 in Fowler



All lanes of southbound Highway 99 were blocked at Manning Avenue in Fowler after a big-rig collision on Wednesday. (Caltrans Screengrab)
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Update, 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, June 8:

Northbound Highway 99 fully reopened to traffic at about 2:30 p.m on Wednesday after a big-rig collision had closed the lanes in Fowler at Manning Avenue.

Caltrans said that two of the three southbound lanes had reopened as crews continue to clear the highway.

Original story: 

Shortly after noon Wednesday, Caltrans said that all lanes of southbound Highway 99 were blocked at Manning Avenue in Fowler following a big-rig collision.

Debris from the accident is slowing northbound traffic to a crawl as well.

Caltrans said it didn’t know when the situation would be resolved.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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