Currently, dozens of Caltrans staff are at the I-5/SR-2 interchange assessing the damage and beginning repair work after a tanker fire in a connector tunnel on Saturday, July 13. Northbound I-5 remains closed in the area — and after viewing the photos below, you can see why.
|Every part of the tunnel was affected by the fire -- from roadbed to ceiling.|
|A skip loader pushes the burnt chassis of the tanker out of the tunnel.|
|The tanker chassis.|
|The Caltrans team discusses strategy.|
|A melted electrical panel.|
|Inspectors assess the damage. Notice the exposed rebar.|