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Overturned tanker truck closes Highway 32

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12/3/2010 6:00 p.m. update

The accident has been cleared and Highway 32 is now open in both directions.

12/3/2010 4:30 p.m. update


I just spoke with Cal Trans spokes-person Julia Lee and she soncifrmed that Highway 32 is still closed in both directions. She soudl not give a specific estimate but thought that the hghway would likey be oepned in one to two hours.

12/3/2010 11:45 a.m. update
According to CalTrans spokesperson Julie Lee, Highway 32 remains close in both directions due to an over turned tanker truck. Hazardous fuel cleanup and fuel removal operations are still in progress.

No estimation of when the highway will re-open is available, but cleanup operations are expected to be on-going for sevearl hours.

State Highway 32 west of Chester is closed in both directions at this time in both directions due to an overturned loaded fuel tanker.

The closure is approxametly 1.3 miles west of junction with Hioghway 36. Highway 32 is closed to westbound traffic at Jct SR 36 and closed to eastbound traffic approx 10 miles west of Butte/Tehema Co line at Upper Humbolt Rd.

According to Cal Trans spokesperson, there is a fuel spill. State Department of Fish and Game and a hazardous spill response team from Tehama County have responed. The contents of the tanker truck will have to be pumped off before the truck can be up-righted and the roaded way cleared. There is no estimate of how long this might take.

This story will be updated as soon as more information is available.


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