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Downed power lines caused traffic to back up on Highway 99 in Chico this morning. The south bound lanes of Highway 99 were reopened after 8 am this after the lines fell after 7:30. The CHP closed the lanes due to a fire caused by the downed lines. Chico Police dispatch reported that traffic was backed up all the way to Bruce Road. PG&E arrived and worked on killing the downed power lines.
Around 9:15 the authorities reported that the southbound Highway 99 was down to one lane.