Major accident on SB Freeway 99 at 4th Street in Madera

MADERA, California (KFSN) -- The CHP has opened one lane of traffic after a major traffic accident caused severe damage to the median and guardrail.

Traffic moving very slowly through the area and CHP is advising the public to avoid the area if you can.

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Traffic is being diverted off Highway 99 at Cleveland Avenue and reenters the freeway at 4th Street.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday semi truck carrying solar panels crashed into the center divider. The big rig caught fire on impact.

No one was hurt in the crash, but there is major damage to the median and the guardrail that's forcing the highway to close in that area.

The CHP says this is a weather related crash as water in the road caused the truck driver to hydroplane.

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