Los Banos

July 12, 2013

Big Rigg accident brings traffic to Halt

Jet fuel spilled along eastbound Highway 152

Authorities have blocked access to eastbound Highway 152 near Badger Flat Road for a big rig collision and fuel spill.

Preliminary California Highway Patrol reports indicate the accident occurred at 1:26 p.m. Jet fuel is leaking onto the road.

The bid rig, hauling fuel used for cropdusters, went off the road and into a tree.

Authorities have ruled it a hazardous materials spill and have crews working to contain it. In the meantime, the road is closed for a quarter-mile in each direction; the closure is estimated to last four to six hours.

More details will be provided as they become available.

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