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Vehicle fire slows traffic on Hwy 101 near Shell Beach

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Nov 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 19:18:56-05

UPDATE (4:18 p.m.) - As of 4:15 p.m., all lanes were back open but traffic continued to move slowly through the area.

(3:37 p.m.) - A vehicle fire was causing traffic to back up Wednesday afternoon on Highway 101 near Shell Beach.

It happened shortly after 3 p.m. in the southbound lanes just before the Avila Beach Drive onramp.

A pickup truck hauling heavy equipment caught fire and was stopped in the middle lane.

Traffic was being directed into the #3 right lane.

No injuries were reported.