Big rig crash, fuel spill close Highway 33

07/12/2013 6:12 PM

07/12/2013 6:21 PM

Authorities have closed down Highway 33 near Dos Palos 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.

We have a photographer on the way to the scene and will have more on this story later today as information becomes available.

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