UPDATE (4:38 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol is reporting that the roadway is now open as of 4:30 p.m.
(3:47 p.m.) - A multi-vehicle crash was causing a traffic backup through Templeton on Wednesday afternoon.
The crash was first reported at about 3:15 p.m. on northbound Highway 101 at Vineyard Dr.
According to the California Highway Patrol, it was initially reported as two separate crashes involving as many as five vehicles with some of the vehicles blocking the roadway.
A witness tells KSBY the crashes occurred as traffic slowed down for a truck fire farther north on Highway 101.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.